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Tennis elbow

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Tennis elbow or archer's elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is often associated with playing tennis, golf or other kinds of sport that use a racquet.

The following can cause the condition:

  • Only using part of the elbow; this can happen with mouse/keyboard users (called Repetitive strain injury), or with certain forms of mountain climbing.
  • Keeping the body in a bad tenure/positioning
  • Wrong technique in sports that use clubs or racquets (such as tennis or golf)


There are few specific means of treatment, but certain general forms may help: