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Epicondylopathy

Epicondylopathy (also previously misleadingly "epicondylitis") is a painful irritation of tendon insertions of the forearm muscles. There are two types of epicondylopathy:

Type

Common Name

Relative Frequency

Affected Muscles

Lateral Epicondylopathy

Tennis elbow

More frequent

Extensors

Medial Epicondylopathy

Golfer’s elbow

Less frequent

Flexors

The cause of epicondylopathy is an over-exertion of the corresponding muscles, such as during sports or office work.

There are a wide variety of conservative treatment options available, such as cooling, immobilization, ultrasound, laser therapy, etc. Surgical treatment is usually not necessary, but is also an option.

See also Elbow & Common Disorders of the Elbow


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Video: Exercise


Self Treatment - Schulthess Klinik (German)

ACP/PRP

Article Epicondylopathy with Differential Diagnosis

Lateral Epicondylopathy - Ilchiro

A Review of Current Concepts and Treatment


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