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What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

Tennis elbow is the inflammation of extensor forearm muscle origins, causing lateral elbow and upper forearm pain and tenderness. You don't have to play tennis to get this, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players. Any activities that repeatedly stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of tennis elbow. It can pop up in people of any age, but it's most common at about age 40.
SYMPTOMS
•Pain when bending or lifting your arm •Pain when squeezing objects or shaking hands. •Pain when twisting your forearm •Pain when moving the wrist with force •Pain and stiffness when fully extending your arm
TREATMENTS:
REST AND ICE Rest is the extremely important component of treatment. Applying cold therapy or Ice to the elbow 15 minutes up to 6 times a day to reduce the pain and swelling.
EXERCISES  To increase flexibility and reduce stiffness.
TENNIS ELBOW BRACE Worn around the forearm to support the tendon while healing and when returning to acti…