Diagnostics tennis elbow

The tennis elbow is easily diagnosed within an orthopedic examination because there is a typical pressure pain at the bony protrusion on the outer side of the elbow. In addition, stretching the fingers or stretching the wrist against a resistance often results in a painful elbow or forearm near the elbow.

By performing an ultrasound examination, an effusion of the elbow can be ruled out. X-ray images can show us if there are any pathological changes of the bone or a spur of the upper arm. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help us identify an inflamed area between muscles and tendons with an increased accumulation of liquid.