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Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury of the elbow that occurs 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 using a manual screwdriver or hitting backhand in tennis.

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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