The US Open Tennis Championship kicks off today and many of us are looking forward to watching all the action. One common tennis injury that can plague both the professional and casual athlete is tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, a painful condition of the elbow caused by repeating the same motion again and again. This occurs when the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow become irritated, causing pain and tenderness.
Although tennis elbow can occur from any repetitive motion, playing tennis is a common cause of this condition. Dr. Glen Ross, an orthopedic surgeon, shoulder and elbow specialist at NEBH, has a few tips to help avoid this common injury.
If you have any type of persistent pain, you should consult an orthopedic expert.