Tennis elbow is obviously named after the sport but of course you don’t just get it from playing this popular game. It is one way but not the only one by far.
There are many other things you can do that involve a similar motion to swinging a tennis racket and many people get it even though they may never play tennis. The full post referenced here talks about how it can happen. It can be painful and knowing how it happens could help you avoid getting it.
- Tennis elbow, causing excruciating pain around the outside of your elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect your lower arm muscles to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow.
- But did you know that this condition which causes pain on the outside of your elbow and makes it difficult for you to grasp or twist things can occur even in people who don’t play the game
- This muscle, known as the extensor carpi radialis brevis, attaches to the bone in the elbow and is involved in the movement of your wrist.
“In fact, around 95% of people who suffer from a tennis elbow don’t play tennis.”
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