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RICE & MICE: Tennis Elbow

Since I previously wrote about medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, I’d like to move over to the other side of the elbow to the lateral epicondyle. Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is an overuse injury to the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to bone located on the outer aspect, the thumb side, of the elbow. These tendons help you move your wrist and fingers. When the tendon is over stressed or strained and repeatedly pull and tug at their point of attachment on the bone, lateral epicondylitis may develop. As with medial epicondylitis, lateral epicondylitis is not a tendinitis, but …