Tennis elbow
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British pronunciation/tˈɛnɪs ˈɛlbəʊ/
American pronunciation/tˈɛnᵻs ˈɛlboʊ/

a condition characterized by inflammation of the tendons on the outer part of the elbow, typically caused by repetitive arm and wrist motion

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What is "tennis elbow"?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that happens when the tissues in the elbow are overused, leading to inflammation and discomfort. Despite its name, tennis elbow can affect anyone, not just tennis players. It usually causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow and may spread down the forearm. Activities that involve repeating gripping or wrist movements, such as using tools or playing sports like tennis or golf, can contribute to the development of tennis elbow. Treatment usually involves rest, ice therapy, over-the-counter pain relievers, and exercises to strengthen and stretch the muscles and tissues in the forearm. In some cases, a brace or splint may be suggested to support the elbow and reduce strain on the tissues.

His persistent pain signaled a case of tennis elbow.
She developed tennis elbow after playing tennis regularly.
Applying ice is a recommended treatment for tennis elbow.
The doctor diagnosed her with a mild form of tennis elbow.
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