Dr. Rohde explains how tennis elbow is diagnosed.
Tennis elbow generally is diagnosed by physical examination. People have tenderness right where those tendons insert. They may have pain with, what we call resisted wrist extension, or use of those muscles that insert there. X-ray usually is not needed. MRI usually is not needed to diagnose tennis elbow.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.