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What are the signs of tennis elbow, and how can you get rid of it?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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In brief: Tennis elbow

Pain over the outside (lateral) aspect of the elbow, worsened by lifting, esp with the palm facing down.
In later stages, pain at rest. Treated without surgery in over 90% of cases. Stretching, nsaids, counterforce bracing (forearm strap) occasionally during heavy activity, and selective cortisone injections (up to 2, but no more). Surgery results shown to decline after 2 injections. Good luck!

In brief: Tennis elbow

Pain over the outside (lateral) aspect of the elbow, worsened by lifting, esp with the palm facing down.
In later stages, pain at rest. Treated without surgery in over 90% of cases. Stretching, nsaids, counterforce bracing (forearm strap) occasionally during heavy activity, and selective cortisone injections (up to 2, but no more). Surgery results shown to decline after 2 injections. Good luck!
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