Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by a repetitive activity that lays stress on the elbow. Although common in racquet sports, it can also be seen in workplace injuries, particularly among painters, carpenters, and plumbers.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, typical signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and burning on the outside of the elbow and weak grip strength. The first steps in treating tennis elbow are reducing inflammation and resting the irritated muscles and tendons. Ice and compression may also help reduce inflammation and pain.
Once inflammation subsides, you can begin gentle exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm and prevent recurrence. Be sure to check with your doctor to determine when you are ready to begin therapy exercises.
Consider these exercises:
Supination with a dumbbell