Lateral epicondylitis (also referred to as tennis elbow, or more accurately as lateral epicondylosis) is a well-recognized cumulative trauma disorder
representing a significant burden in terms of employee disability, health care costs, and loss of productivity. The associated risk factors and available treatment options should become familiar to providers in primary care, occupational medicine, and other specialties
who are likely to see affected patients. Cooperative efforts to prevent lateral epicondylitis should involve
employers, managers, and employees, as well as medical providers, physical therapists, and ergonomists.