Tennis elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis

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Musculoskeletal disorder characterized by lateral elbow pain often associated with gripping tasks. Tennis elbow occurs when there is a problem with the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow. Specifically, the extensor carpi radialis brevis has been implicated in causing the symptoms of tennis elbow. This muscle attaches to a part of the elbow bone called the lateral epicondyle, thus givingĀ  tennis elbow the medical name ‘lateral epicondylitis.

‘ Tennis elbow is not simply an “inflammation” of these tendons. The problem is thought to be a degenerative process as a result of repetitive use. This process occurs when microscopic tears areĀ  incompletely healed within the tendon…

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