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Tennis Elbow

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Tennis Elbow is a condition that results in deterioration of the tendon fibers that attach to the bone at the outside of the elbow.  Tendons are strong fibers that attach muscles to bone.  They are tissues that do not stretch easily and are susceptible to degeneration under repeated or traumatic stress.  Another name for Tennis Elbow is Lateral Epicondylitis.

The pain of Tennis Elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the elbow bone at the Lateral Epicondyle.  Playing racquet sports is only one cause of Tennis Elbow.  However, most individuals with Tennis Elbow participate in work or activities that require repeated use of the forearm muscles.

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