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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis.
It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.

In brief: No

Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis.
It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Absolutely not! elbow injuries can be fractures, tendon tears (biceps/triceps), cartilage injuries like osteochondritis dissecans, muscle strains, ligament injuries like ulnar collateral ligament injuries requiring tommy john surgery, or nerve injuries such as ulnar neuritis (funny bone nerve) to name a few.
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In brief: No

Absolutely not! elbow injuries can be fractures, tendon tears (biceps/triceps), cartilage injuries like osteochondritis dissecans, muscle strains, ligament injuries like ulnar collateral ligament injuries requiring tommy john surgery, or nerve injuries such as ulnar neuritis (funny bone nerve) to name a few.
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No.

A tennis elbow is limited to pain on the outside of your elbow, where the bulk of your wrist extensor muscles originate.

In brief: No.

A tennis elbow is limited to pain on the outside of your elbow, where the bulk of your wrist extensor muscles originate.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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