Tennis elbow is a really agonizing condition where the outer or lateral part of the elbow becomes painful and tender.

This is usually as a result of overuse or a particular strain, for example over extending the elbow, or put another way, straightening the arm too swiftly or with too much force.

As much as anything it is due to a one handed backhand with poor system, or the snap due to coming late to a forehand shot, or a fast service where wrist pronation increases the wrist snap.

Almost everyone calls it tennis elbow, but it isn't only tennis players that suffer from it.

In fact anyone that lifts a lot in their job, or uses their wrist in repeated movements are subject to tennis elbow. In this fashion it is almost a repeated strain injury.

Tennis elbow has been a recognised medical problem since 1883 and is known by doctors as ‘Lateral Epicondylitis’.

The indications of Tennis Elbow are fairly simply pain on the outer part of the elbow, and gripping and movements of the wrist hurt, especially wrist extension and lifting movements. Put another way lifting a mug of tea, or a drink of lager will hurt, and it will be not possible to throw a ball without elbow agony running down the forearm.

It is critical to realize that over 50% of all tennis players will suffer with Tennis Elbow at one point. Having said that, the great majority of all cases of tennis elbow do not involve tennis players in any way.

A differential diagnosis of tennis elbow is important, for it is easily confused with Golfer’s Elbow, and Bursitis.

The agony with Golfer’s elbow is on the inside and not the exterior of the elbow. The discomfort with Bursitis is at the rear of the elbow, and is frequently due to a direct blow or a fall onto the top of the elbow.

If you don't get it treated then tennis elbow can become persistent, and very tricky then to ever get rid of it. Get your bones treated.

Doctor. Blaire Dragger is a Surgeon in California, who wrote one or two articles about Bone Care. If you would like to learn more aboutEpicondylitis Help and Elbow Support? Look no further! Our top spec products are just perfect for everybody.

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