Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, is pain in outer portion of the elbow. This outer part of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle and it is where multiple muscles share a common tendon. This tendon and where it attaches to the bone become painful and inflamed with this condition. Tennis elbow is usually considered an overuse injury which develops over a period of time, but can be the result of a sudden strain as well. Activities that cause the person to bend the wrist back (like a backhand shot in tennis, or repeated use of screwdriver or wrench) are often the cause, although any repetitive heavy use of the hands can cause it. This is in injury that can easily become chronic, lasting months to years if not treated quickly.
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