Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a degenerative condition caused by repetitive stress injuries of the elbow that occur when the muscles and tendons in the elbow area are torn or damaged.

What causes tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is usually caused by repetitive activities that strain the tendons in the elbow area, such as hitting backhand in tennis or playing other raquet sports. The risk increases as your child ages and plays harder or more competitive games.

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

The following are the most common symptoms of tennis elbow. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

The symptoms of tennis elbow may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.

Treatment for tennis elbow

Specific treatment for tennis elbow will be determined by your child's physician based on the following:

Treatment may include:

Prevention of tennis elbow

Some tips for preventing injury include the following:

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