What Is Tennis Elbow and What Causes It?

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Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Tennis elbow is a common injury that will usually heal with minor treatment, but you have to give it time and rest. As the name suggests, playing tennis — especially repeated use of the backhand stroke with poor technique — is one possible cause of tennis elbow. However, many other common arm motions can cause tennis elbow, including:
  • Cutting up cooking ingredients, particularly meat
  • Driving screws
  • Painting
  • Repetitive computer mouse use
  • Using plumbing tools
Thank you for your help, your assistance is very appreciated. Your explanation of tennis elbow is informative as well as is straight to the point and very thorough.
I have been dealing with my elbow pain since July. I am in therapy but nothing helps. Steroid motrin heating pad cold pad nothing helps. What else can I do?
You need to try another pain killer such as ARCOXIA or you can try steroid injections. I think it might be osteoarthritis, and you need to be checked by a rheumatologist. Arcoxia is an effective medication for arthritis pain.
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