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

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Tennis elbow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tennis elbow

: a condition in which you have pain on the outer side of your elbow that is caused by twisting or straining your lower arm

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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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