Lateral Epicondylitis - Tennis Elbow (Visit this link)
Lateral epicondylitis is sometimes referred to as Tennis Elbow - not because only tennis players get the problem, but because the backhand swing in tennis is a common activity that can cause the problem. There are many other activities that can result in lateral epicondylitis - such as painting with a brush or roller, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools continuously. Each of these activities use the same muscles and can result in lateral epicondylitis when these muscles are overused.
Submitted by: christian
Added: Fri Jan 11 2002
Last Modified: Sun Aug 26 2007