How are corticosteroid injections administered for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis?

Updated: Mar 01, 2019
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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The injection technique for lateral epicondylitis is as follows [35] :

  • Palpate the lateral epicondyle.

  • With the arm faced palm down and elbow flexed to about 45°, identify a point about 1 cm superior and 1 cm distal to the lateral epicondyle.

  • Inject the medication into the point of maximum tenderness.

  • Repeatedly withdraw and redirect the needle to infiltrate the area.


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