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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Clinically known as Lateral Epicondylitis, tennis elbow can be described as an overuse injury or pain that occurs at the common extensor origin of the elbow. Pain is often described as a dull ache, and often worsens upon certain repetitive activities like typing and gardening. It commonly occurs in people over the age of 40, and despite the name, only occurs to 10% of tennis players. Repeated activities involving wrist extension and gripping are the primary factors that lead to tennis elbow and these activities will further aggravate the pain if continued. This issue can persist for an extended period of time and can continue to be an annoyance if treatment is not sought after.

What are the causes?

Excessive typing on the computer
Racquet sports (tennis, badminton)
Activities involving prolonged wrist extension
Repetitive use of carpentry tools
Activities involving gripping
Gardening

Symptoms people with tennis elbow may experience

A sharp pain on the side of the elbow
Pain upon movement of the elbow
Achy feeling
Pain that is aggravated by a certain movement/activity

How our Chiropractors can Help you

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