Lateral and medial epicondylitis of the elbow

The strain that triggers the symptoms must be identified. Epicondylitis usually recovers spontaneously once the strain is removed. Topical anti-inflammatory drugs may be used in the treatment of acute pain . Physiotherapy may be considered in chronic cases . Corticosteroid injections should not be used in the treatment of epicondylitis. Even though the injections will alleviate acute pain they will markedly increase the recurrence of epicondylitis .