Tennis elbow is caused by overusing the forearm extensor muscles. These muscles extend the wrist and are active when you grip something, such as a tennis racquet. Overusing these muscles can cause deterioration or tearing of the tendons attached to the lateral epicondyle.
- Improper technique for hitting a tennis ball
- Improper size of tennis racquet or tension of racquet strings
Doing certain arm motions too much, such as:
- Tennis strokes
- Golf swings
- Using a hammer or screwdriver
- Improper golf swing technique or grip of golf clubs
- Wrong model of golf clubs
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