“Tennis Elbow” Mimicking Trigger Point

Illustration a human body, with a red area indicating pain near the elbow

Pain can really bring your favorite activities to a halt. For many whose casual hobbies include swinging some sort of club or racket, elbow pain is a common obstacle in regular sports activity. Often referred to as epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, pain in the lateral elbow can sometimes sideline people for months. While true epicondylitis is both common and inflammatory, sometimes elbow pain can come from somewhere else:

Illustration a human body, with a red area indicating pain near the elbow

Supinator is a small muscle in the elbow that can mimic lateral epicondylitis. Typically caused by excessive elbow extension, or snapping the elbow back, this muscle is notorious for causing elbow pain. If elbow pain is currently keeping you from the things you love, let us help you find the relief you need to get back to the activities you enjoy most.


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