What Is Tennis Elbow?

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Streaming Video - 2013
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I'm Dr. Alan Greene, and let's talk for a moment about tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a kind of tendonitis. It's an inflammation and injury to the tendons usually on the outside of the elbow. Tendons are those fibrous bands that connect the muscle into the bone. When those tendons get damaged, as they often can in racquet sports or also in baseball, sometimes overusing a screwdriver, a lot of ways you can do it, we typically call it tennis elbow or tendonitis. How do you prevent it? When you are playing tennis one of the most important things is to avoid putting too much stress on that tendon on the outside of the elbow. The problem usually comes with your backhand. So if you do a two-handed backhand, you can greatly reduce the stress. You can also reduce the stress by using a racquet that has the right size grip for your hand.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (2 min.) : sd., col.

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