Lateral epicondylitis: the condition and current management strategies

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2019 Nov 2;80(11):647-651. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2019.80.11.647.


Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a common condition estimated to affect between 1 and 3% of adults. As a result of its high prevalence, both primary and secondary care physicians are frequently presented with this problem, so knowledge of its presentation and up-to-date management strategies is essential. This review collates the most recent evidence on lateral epicondylitis to help the clinician perform assessments and make treatment decisions, based on the best current clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Conservative Treatment / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Musculoskeletal Pain / etiology
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis
  • Tennis Elbow / etiology
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones