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Taming Tennis Elbow

By Dr Michael McCoy

Only around five to 10 per cent of people suffering from ‘tennis elbow' actually play racquet sports. But for tennis and squash players who do have it, it's a real pain in the epicondyle.

Something awry with backhand technique is the most likely cause of tennis elbow in tennis players: your timing is a little off; you're hitting the ball outside the racquet's sweet spot; or holding the wrist in extension (bent towards the outside of the forearm) rather than in a more relaxed, neutral position.

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