Tennis elbow or archer's elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is often associated with playing tennis, golf or other kinds of sport that use a racquet.
The following can cause the condition:
- Only using part of the elbow; this can happen with mouse/keyboard users (called Repetitive strain injury), or with certain forms of mountain climbing.
- Keeping the body in a bad tenure/positioning
- Wrong technique in sports that use clubs or racquets (such as tennis or golf)
Treatment[change | change source]
There are few specific means of treatment, but certain general forms may help:
- Physical therapy
- Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen or aspirin
- Using heat or cold
- Using a brace or strap to reduce the strain on the elbow