You know the pain of tennis elbow – that pain caused by the repetitive wrist and arm motions.
Recent studies show that tennis elbow is often due to damage to a specific forearm muscle.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
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Fast facts on tennis elbow
- Tennis elbow is caused by small tears in the tendons that join the forearm to the outside of the elbow.
- 50 percent of tennis players will experience tennis elbow.
- Overuse of the forearm with incorrect wrist action can lead to tennis elbow.
- Physiotherapy, support devices, and steroid injections can be used to treat the condition.
- Certain exercises that provide strength to the supportive muscles in the arm and shoulder, such as the Tyler Twist, can help symptoms.
- Stretch carefully ahead of racquet sports to prevent tennis elbow.
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