OrthoVirginia Blog

What is Tennis Elbow

Alexander Croog, MD specializes in hand and upper body extremity and practices in our Fair Oaks and Fairfax offices.

Tennis elbow can be a severely disabling problem. Tennis elbow is more common and a result of repetitive use, not playing tennis. This condition is more common in middle-aged people than it is in young or senior adults. The average age someone gets tennis elbow is in his or her early 40's, though it can certainly be in a range 10 years before or after this age. Fortunately, this problem is self-limiting, meaning that the body should heal itself eventually. Unfortunately, the recovery can be measured in months and the challenge is keeping one comfortable during this healing process.

Read more about tennis elbow from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

For more information on Dr. Croog, read his bio on our website.