tennis elbow


tennis elbow
ten·nis elbow 'ten-əs- n inflammation and pain over the outer side of the elbow involving the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and usu. resulting from excessive strain on and twisting of the forearm called also lateral humeral epicondylitis compare LITTLE LEAGUE ELBOW

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a painful inflammation of the origin of the common extensor tendon on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, caused by overuse of the forearm muscles. Treatment is by rest, massage, and local corticosteroid injection. If the symptoms do not settle, surgery may be required. See also tendinitis. Compare golfer's elbow.

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popular name for lateral epicondylitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • tennis-elbow — [ tenisɛlbo ] n. m. • 1964; angl. tennis elbow (1883), de tennis et elbow « coude » ♦ Anglic. Synovite du coude, fréquente chez les joueurs de tennis. Des tennis elbows. ● tennis elbow, tennis elbows nom masculin (mot anglais, de tennis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tennis-elbow — m. reumat. Ver epicondilitis. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • tennis elbow — n. painful inflammation of the elbow, esp. of its tendons, caused by strain in rotating the forearm, as in using a tennis racket …   English World dictionary

  • tennis elbow — n [U] a medical problem in which your elbow is very painful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tennis elbow — noun uncount a medical condition in which your elbow swells and hurts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tennis elbow — ► NOUN ▪ inflammation of the tendons of the elbow caused by overuse of the forearm muscles …   English terms dictionary

  • Tennis elbow — ● Tennis elbow épicondylite provoquée par la pratique intensive du tennis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tennis elbow — Infobox Disease Name = Tennis elbow Caption = Left elbow joint, showing posterior and radial collateral ligaments. (Lateral epicondyle visible at center.) DiseasesDB = 12950 ICD10 = ICD10|M|77|1|m|70 ICD9 = ICD9|726.32 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus …   Wikipedia

  • tennis elbow — noun painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as in twisting of the hand) • Syn: ↑lateral epicondylitis, ↑lateral humeral epicondylitis • Hypernyms: ↑tendinitis, ↑tendonitis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tennis-elbow — Épicondylite Une épicondylite ou épicondylite latérale, connue également sous le nom de tennis elbow, désigne un trouble musculosquelettique du coude, caractérisé par une inflammation douloureuse des structures situées à proximité de l épicondyle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tennis elbow — Épicondylite Une épicondylite ou épicondylite latérale, connue également sous le nom de tennis elbow, désigne un trouble musculosquelettique du coude, caractérisé par une inflammation douloureuse des structures situées à proximité de l épicondyle …   Wikipédia en Français


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