Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender, usually as a result of a specific strain or overuse. While it is called tennis elbow as it is suffered mostly by tennis players, it should be noted that it is by no means restricted to tennis players. Anyone who does a lot of work involving lifting at the elbow joint is susceptible to tennis elbow.

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Elbow Injuries and Disorders Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow may include: Pain that radiates from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist Pain when you touch or bump the outside of your elbow A weak grip A painfu...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Tennis elbow is an overuse injury, involving repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in infl...
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Elbow Injuries and Disorders Prevention

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Prevention
... These steps may help you prevent a tennis elbow injury: Review your technique. Have a tennis professional review your technique to see if you''re using the proper motion. Swing the racket with your wh...
Source: MayoClinic

Elbow Injuries and Disorders Treatment

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Complications
... Left untreated, tennis elbow can result in chronic pain. You may find the pain restricts your motion, and you may have pain when lifting or gripping objects or when opening doors. Avoiding using your ...
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Treatment
... Initial treatment of tennis elbow usually involves self-care steps including rest, icing the area and use of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory medications, su...
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Elbow Injuries and Disorders Other

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Elbow 1O1: The Basics on Elbow Injuries and Treatments
... Elbow injuries can occur in most sports, especially those involving throwing or swinging, such as volleyball, golf, tennis and baseball. The elbow also can be injured in contact sports such as hockey ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention: A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids
... A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids You are sitting in your office and suddenly the phone rings. "Ms. Ramirez?  Your son, Raoul, was injured during football practice. His knee may be badly hurt. H...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

   

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