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Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Description

More plumbers, painters and carpenters develop this condition than actual tennis players. Regardless, this is a very painful condition resulting from chronically and repetitively overusing the elbow. Read on to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Chronic overuse
  • Repetitive motion

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakening grip
  • Worsening symptoms with forearm activity

Tips & Treatment

  • Tennis elbow is usually treated with a regimen of rest, anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections, bracing and physical therapy.
  • While uncommon, surgery may be necessary if symptoms do not resolve within six to twelve months.

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