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Tennis elbow is an inflammation of tendons connecting muscles of the forearm to the outer side of the elbow. It often results from repetitive use of the forearm muscles and tendons, as well as those surrounding the elbow joint. Known by physiotherapists and medical professionals as lateral epicondylitis, this painful condition is not always related to tennis— it earned its name since it afflicts about one-half of all regular tennis players. This painful condition typically occurs in adults from 30 to 50 years of age. Repetitive overuse of the forearm in combination with unnatural or incorrect wrist movements can result in the development of tennis elbow. The pain that accompanies this condition is actually due to small tears in tendons connecting the forearm to the exterior elbow region. Causes of Tennis Elbow The most common cause of elbow pain is incorrect arm movements that are frequently repeated. In the sport…

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Our joints can be delicate, and require lots of care. Tennis elbow is a common condition caused by strain, often due to overuse (hence the name!). Those who have tennis elbow suffer from pain around the outer elbow due to damaged tendons. The severity of tennis elbow can vary, and painkillers can be used to manage the pain. If the elbow is rested, symptoms usually improve over time. Tennis elbow symptoms are painful though, and can make simple tasks difficult.…

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A common injury for those active in specific sports and activities, tennis elbow is a condition that results from the overuse of the muscles in the forearm, arm, and hand which results in elbow pain. While playing tennis is a common cause of the injury, it is not the only way that it can occur. Any activity which involves extensive use of these muscle groups can cause tennis elbow, specifically affecting the area in which the forearm tendons and muscles…

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