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Is tennis elbow permanent?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones answered

Specializes in Surgery - Hand Surgery

No: It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain.

Answered 3/6/2016

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