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Tennis elbow

When you suffer from a tennis elbow (tendonitis of the elbow), you feel a sharp pain when you hold the television remote control, you uncap a bottle or when you screw an object ... Sometimes the pain tends to persist even at rest, without really moving his arm.

Tennis-elbow (or epicondylitis) does not summarize alone all the painful conditions of the elbow, but it is the most widespread form, but also one of the most painful.

It is a tendinitis of insertion of the epicondylar muscles, that is to say the muscles which control the movements of the elbow, the hand and the wrist.

The tennis elbow represents a pain of the outer compartment of the elbow. This disorder is called tennis elbow because it concerns in most cases the tennis players. This tendinitis of the elbow does not only affect the athletes, but also occurs after a shock or a hyper-solicitation of the elbow, occasional or chronic.

Tennis elbow affects between 1 and 3% of the adult population, mainly between 35 and 65 years old. The pain is often progressive and is manifested in gestures of daily or professional life: when you tighten a sponge, you make a setback in tennis, or when you have a manual job ... It is a pathology of the prehension and tightening, which requires support.

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