• Dr. Michael Cocozziello (Chiropractor)

What's tennis elbow?

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is possibly the pain and irritation felt on the outside of the elbow.

Key facts:

  • 1 - 3% of the population experience tennis elbow each year

  • Only 10% are tennis players

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain on gripping objects such as turning a door knob or wringing a sponge

  • Weakness in grip strength

  • Worsens with activity

  • Improves with rest

How is it treated?

  • Conservative therapy is recommended as a first line of treatment. At Motion Therapy & Rehabilitation, Dr. Michael Cocozziello will perform a clinical examination to rule out other causes of your elbow pain and formulate a treatment plan which can include but is not limited to soft tissue work, dry needling, active stretches and specific rehabilitative exercise.

  • Majority of patients recover with in the first year of onset.

(Ref: StatPearls, March 15, 2020. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

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