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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects just once?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Unlikely: An injury from a one time incident is most likely a muscular strain tennis elbow typically happens from a repetitive type of activity over time usually a one time injury will heal relatively quickly tennis elbow is a little more difficult and may require ice, avoidance of activity, therapy or local injection.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get tennis elbow just from lifting?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem where it inserts into the bone at the elbow. It can happen with repetitive movements of the wrist which certainly includes lifting. Sometimes people can't pinpoint anything that causes it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you get tennis elbow from lifting things?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down.

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