Tennis elbow is otherwise also known by several analogous terms, including lateral elbow pain, lateral epicondylitis, rowing elbow, tendonitis of the common extensor origin, peritendinitis of the elbow, shooter’s elbow and archer’s elbow.
Tennis elbow is basically an overload injury, typically after minor and repetitive strain to the extensor muscles of the forearm. It is a painful condition affecting the tendious tissue of the origins of the wrist extensor muscles at the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, leading to loss of function of the affected limb.
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