Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that affects the tendons around the elbow muscle, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP). The tendons, which connect the muscle to the bone, can tear or swell, causing stress on other areas of the elbow, the AAFP states.

Tennis elbow may be named for the sport that can often cause it, but the condition can develop from other forms of activity, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). Anyone who engages in repetitive elbow motion can develop the condition; painters and plumbers are among those who can contract tennis elbow, the AAOS states.

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Source: Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Anthony Checroun, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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