tennis elbow


Definition of tennis elbow

: inflammation and pain over the outer side of the elbow usually resulting from excessive strain on and twisting of the forearm

Examples of tennis elbow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, of course, there’s lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow — now pickleball elbow. Matt Richtel,, 20 Aug. 2022 Think injuries such as hamstring strains, tennis elbow or ankle sprains. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 10 Aug. 2022 In this case, the subjects had knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, or tennis elbow, and neither dynamic nor isometric exercises seemed to help. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 4 June 2021 The vaccine won’t even cause tennis elbow, let alone a stress fracture. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Conditions like arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cysts, and injuries like lacerations and nerve damage can negatively impact our quality of life. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2022 Additionally, Nguyen said, the claw grip might exacerbate elbow conditions such as golfer’s or tennis elbow. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 As an example, musculoskeletal conditions, such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and tennis elbow, or epicondylitis, are conditions for which acupuncture may be beneficial. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 Years ago, Nancy King’s mother was suffering from the painful tendon-strain condition known as tennis elbow. Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tennis elbow

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tennis elbow was in 1883

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Last Updated

24 Aug 2022

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“Tennis elbow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition of tennis elbow

: inflammation and pain over the outer side of the elbow involving the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and usually resulting from excessive strain on and twisting of the forearm

called also lateral humeral epicondylitis

— compare little league elbow


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