Do you know what are some common names for elbow pain? Your elbow is painful and you’ve been asking people what they think it could be. You hear all different names and descriptions for such a “simple” and painful problem.
What Is The Elbow Pain Called?
If you are experiencing pain in the outer part of the elbow, whether it’s just tenderness or pain when you grip or move your wrist to extend your arm or wrist, finding out the name is important so you can get treatment.
Say you’ve got a condition where the outer part of your elbow is sore and the forearm muscles and tendons seem to have become damaged from overuse and repetitive motions, or from a sudden injury. You’re not sure if it will get better on its own, so you start asking people what they think it is. You get several different answers, even from doctors.
More common terms you may have heard could start with tennis elbow. It’s also been called writer’s cramp or washer women’s elbow in the past. Tendonitis is also bandied about by non-medical people.
There are actually several medical names for this condition…
Lateral epicondylitis is when the condition is sudden or acute or lateral epicondylosis when it’s a chronic or long-term condition.
Other medical terms include elbow tendinitis or tendonitis, again in acute or sudden cases, elbow tendinosis or tendonosis for chronic or long-term cases or elbow tendinopathy or tendonopathy to cover either situation. Some doctors just call it elbow pain, elbow tendon injury, and elbow overuse injury.
No matter what it’s called, it won’t get better on its own. Physical therapy can definitely help.