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    About Tennis elbow

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    Tennis elbow - also known as lateral epicondylitis - is a condition that causes pain in the forearm and wrist. Unlike golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow is usually felt along the outer portion of the forearm.

    Tennis elbow is caused by damage to the muscles and tendons in your forearm that connect to the bony bump in the elbow. These tendons control wrist and finger movement. The damage that causes tennis elbow is usually the result of repetitive movements with improper form. The backhand swing in particular is a common cause of tennis elbow.

    The condition results in symptoms such as:

    • Pain on the outside of the forearm
    • Numbness or tingling in the affected arm
    • Lack of mobility or stiffness in the elbow
    • Weakness in the hands or wrists.

    Despite being called tennis elbow, other repetitive motions may cause the same tendon strain.

    Damaging movements include:

    • Repetitive use of a computer mouse
    • Cutting up ingredients for cooking, particularly meat
    • Plumbing and auto mechanic tool usage
    • Painting
    • Carpentry tool usage (such as driving screws)

    Tennis elbow rarely occurs suddenly. Movements need to be repeated for over an hour a day several days a week to develop tennis elbow. If you are obese, or over the age of 40, you may be at a greater risk of developing tennis elbow. To prevent injury, make sure you properly stretch and warm up your muscles before activity. In addition, you might consider strengthening the wrist and forearm muscles through exercises such as squeezing a tennis ball.

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