The Truth About Tennis Elbow


Submitted 8 months ago
Created by
Joy Clancy

Most people with elbow pain have never even played tennis!

Tennis Elbow is a common overuse injury, and the majority of people who suffer from this painful condition have never even stepped foot on a tennis court. According the American Physical Therapy Association, less than 5% of tennis elbow cases are tennis players.

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So what is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow pain occurs when the extensor tendon, which attaches to the outside of your elbow and connects down to the forearm, becomes inflamed. Anyone who repeatedly uses their elbow, wrist, or hand, either for work or play, can get tennis elbow. This painful condition can make gripping, twisting the arm, or carrying objects quite painful. While it can affect people of all ages, it is more common in men than women, and most common in those ages 30-50.

Physical therapy can relieve the pain of tennis elbow.

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