Symptoms, Causes and Treatments for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that occurs on the outside (posterior) of the elbow. As its name suggests, it commonly occurs in tennis players. However, anyone who consistently uses his elbow or puts the elbow under strain can develop lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to the bone begin to get damaged. Over time, this leads to inflammation and irritation, causing pain on the outside of the elbow.

Tennis elbow symptoms include pain on the outside of the elbow that gradually increases over the course of several weeks or months. In some cases, the onset of pain is immediate, though this is much rarer. The pain may intensify when squeezing or gripping objects, lifting, or using utensils and tools. Other symptoms include weakness and stiffness.

One of the best treatments for either condition is to modify the activities causing pain. This may mean reducing the repetition or duration of the activities causing the issue. Physiotherapists most commonly recommend taking a break and icing the affected area, as well as using a compression or stability brace.

Brace Aid Medical Supply has a selection of elbow braces designed specifically to help relieve tennis elbow. These braces reduce pain by allowing the tendon to heal while limiting the pulling action on that inflamed area.

Below are recommended elbow braces for tennis elbow. If you are still unsure and need assistance with selecting the correct elbow brace or taking measurements, we are here to help! Give us a call at 1-888-222-5938, send us an email through or ‘Contact us’ page or use our Live Chat function.

Recommended Elbow Braces:

- Aircast® Pneumatic Armband

- Bauerfeind EpiPoint

- The New Bauerfeind EpiTrain