Causes: What is Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis?
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a type of RSI (repetitive strain injury) that affects the lateral tendons in the elbow (the small, bony lump on the outside of your elbow). Tennis elbow is usually caused by constant repetitive movements that, when carried out over time a long period of time, begin to irritate and strain the tendons in the elbow. This leads to inflammation and pain that may prevent joint movement and even begin to affect your every-day life.
RSI like tennis elbow are usually caused by repetitive actions, such as typing, using a computer mouse, playing a musical instrument or sport, or driving. It is important to take a break from whatever is causing your RSI for effective tennis elbow treatment. The symptoms of golfer’s elbow (or climber’s elbow) are quite similar to those of tennis elbow and they both affect the medial tendons around the elbow joint. While regular Powerball exercise paired with rest, ice and stretching will soon see you fully recovered from tennis elbow, it is advised that you seek medical advice if you are unsure about which condition you have.
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