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Elbow Bursitis

Often called tennis elbow, bursitis can be caused by repetitive motion. Over time small tears can develop in the muscle, causing irritation and pain where the tendon is attached to the bone.


  • Elbow pain that gradually worsens
  • Pain when grasping or twisting radiates from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and the back of the hand
  • Weak grasp


  • Rest
  • Use of a brace
  • Cortisone injections for pain and swelling
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Surgery