Similar to plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis (LE) may be a misnomer. The condition is usually the result of degenerative changes rather than an inflammatory process. The patient often presents with tenderness at the lateral epicondyle and pain on resisted wrist extension and grasping tasks. Usually the dominant arm is affected and is commonly found in persons involve in racquet sports (1).
(1) Wilson JJ, Best TM. Common overuse tendon problems: A review and recommendations for treatment. Am Fam Physician 2005; 72(5):811-818.