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How can you get tennis elbow?

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You can get it from other racquet sports, such as squash or racquetball. You can also get it from jobs or activities that involve repetitive arm motion, such as:

Butchers, cooks, and assembly-line workers are among the groups that get it often.

  • Tree-cutting (repetitive use of a chain saw)
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Playing some types of musical instruments

From: What Is Tennis Elbow? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Tennis Elbow.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis).”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Tennis Elbow -- Lateral Epicondylitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).”

SportsInjuryClinic.net: “Tennis Elbow.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 28, 2016

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Tennis Elbow.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis).”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Tennis Elbow -- Lateral Epicondylitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).”

SportsInjuryClinic.net: “Tennis Elbow.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 28, 2016

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