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Tennis Elbow


Tennis Elbow: Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Tennis elbow can result from poor technique in executing a tennis backhand.
You may notice pain:
  •     on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow
  •     when lifting or bending your arm
  •     when gripping small objects, such as a pen
  •     when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar 
You may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm. However many occupations also feature repetitive wrist and arm motions that can cause tennis elbow.

As the name suggests, tennis elbow is sometimes caused by playing tennis. However, it is often caused by other activities that place repeated stress on the elbow joint, such as decorating or playing the violin.
 

Visit your doctor if the pain in your elbow persists, despite resting it for a few days. They will check for swelling and tenderness, and carry out some simple tests.
 

 


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

 


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