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Identifying the Ouch in Tennis Elbow


2. Why is Lateral Epicondylitis Called Tennis Elbow?

As mentioned, you don’t have to play the sport of tennis, or even have ever swung a tennis racket, in order to develop tennis elbow. Doctors at WebMD specify that lateral epicondylitis can result due to any type of repetitive stress of the wrist extensors.

For instance, tennis players often use overwork the tendons in the wrist and forearm when they swing a racket. However, working duties (i.e., painting, cooking, typing at a computer) or recreational activities (i.e., texting) can also cause a painful case of tennis elbow to develop.

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