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Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow: Introduction

Tennis elbow: Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is characterized by pain in the back side of the elbow and forearm, along the thumb side when the arm is alongside the body with the thumb turned away. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Tennis elbow, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Definitions of Tennis elbow:

A condition characterized by pain in or near the lateral humeral epicondyle or in the forearm extensor muscle mass as a result of unusual strain. It occurs in tennis players as well as housewives, artisans, and violinists.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as in twisting of the hand)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Tennis elbow

The list below shows some of the causes of Tennis elbow mentioned in various sources:

  • Decreased reaction times and speed
  • Overuse
  • Pinched Nerve - tennis elbow
  • Repetitive eccentric muscle contractions
  • Repetitive microtrauma
  • Unaccustomed strenuous activity
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How Common are these Causes of Tennis elbow?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tennis elbow. Of the 6 causes of Tennis elbow that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tennis elbow:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Tennis elbow:

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What are the alternative names for Tennis elbow:

Lateral epicondylitis of elbow
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Tennis elbow:

Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes)

Symptoms related to Tennis elbow:

Elbow pain (41 causes), Elbow itch (20 causes), Joint pain (773 causes), Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Decreased reaction times and speed, Overuse, Pinched Nerve, Repetitive eccentric muscle contractions, Repetitive microtrauma

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