Lateral epicondilytis is a frequent cause of elbow pain in the adult age population. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) effective on long term clinical and functional results in the treatment on patients with lateral epicondylitis. Forty-six patients suffering from lateral epicondylitis for at least 3 months were treated in this study. Clinical evaluation scoring system tests were used before an done year after the treatment for each patients. The VAS improved from 9,3 to 1.8, and the Nirschl values improved from 6,4 to 4.3. In the control group, VAS improved from 8,4 to 7, and the Nirschl values improved from 6,8 to 6,1. ESWT application to LE patients those are resistent to the theraphy, carries beneficial effects to the long term which was previously stated fort he short term, both clinically and functionally.