Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tennis Elbow

Self Portrait with Tennis Elbow. November 7, 2010
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other sports and activities can also put you at risk.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
There are many treatment options for tennis elbow. In most cases, treatment involves a team approach. Primary doctors, physical therapists, and, in some cases, surgeons work together to provide the most effective care.
~American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 On a lighter note, an excerpt from Auden's "Foxtrot From a Play:"

Some have sagging waistlines
And some a bulbous nose
And some a floating kidney
And some have hammer toes,
Some have tennis elbow
And some have housemaid's knee,
And some I know have got B.O.,
But you're my cup of tea.

Have you had Tennis Elbow? Does a friend have Tennis Elbow?
And what about that cup of tea?
I would love to hear from you!

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