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Mar 26, 2013

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the most common cause of pain on the outside of the elbow. It is an overuse injury to the extensor tendons of the wrist where they converge to insert onto the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.

It is not purely an inflammation of these tendons; there is a degenerative component whereby overuse of these muscles has caused micro tears to develop within the tendons.

You don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer tennis elbow. It is caused by repetitive overuse of the wrist and forearm muscles in tasks such as typing or gripping.

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