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You Don't Have To Play Tennis To Get Tennis Elbow

You've probably heard of tennis elbow. Maybe you know someone with it and thought, 'but they don't play tennis?' But what is it, and how do you get it if not by playing tennis? What Is It? Tennis elbow, which your physio might call 'lateral epicondylalgia', is pain on the outside of the elbow that is typically aggravated by gripping tasks such as shaking hands, lifting a jug of water, clicking a mouse on a computer etc. It is caused by overload in the tendon which attaches your wrist and finger extensors to your arm. This tendon attaches at the knobbly bit of bone on the outside of your elbow (the lateral epicondyle), which tends to be the most prominent site of pain and tenderness. It's a v