Lateral Epicondylitis is the technical, medical term or diagnosis for what the rest of us call Tennis Elbow. Okay, so what is Tennis Elbow exactly?
An ‘Epicondyle’ is a bony knob – and ‘Lateral’ simply means to the side of the body.
So your ‘Lateral Epicondyle’ is the bony knob on the outside of your elbow – and the “ITIS” on the end suggests an inflammatory condition.
Forget about inflammation, though. It’s a medical myth that long-term or ‘chronic’ inflammation has anything to do with the condition or the pain of Tennis Elbow.
See my video ‘Tossing The Tendonitis Myth’ (link below) and these other related articles for more on that topic: