How chronic a condition is tennis elbow?

Most of the time tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) does not become a chronic condition. Most of the time, it will go away on its own.

General treatments of tennis elbow include stopping the activity that provokes it and using ice and anti-inflammatory medications to bring down the discomfort.

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