• Tennis Elbow Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Development of Tennis elbow often relates to the way that workers carry out activities such as gripping, twisting, reaching and moving. Some examples include:

  • Performing activities in fixed or awkward position
  • Constant repetition of action
  • Excessive force
  • Movement of the affected part before recovery

Tennis elbow is associated with jobs that require repeated or forceful movements of the fingers, wrist, and forearm.

People who are at risk of suffering from Tennis elbow include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers, house or office cleaners, carpenters, mechanics, assembly-line workers, plumbers, masons, etc. It can develop because of too much force at once or small amounts of force for too long a period.

In racquet sports like tennis, improper stroke technique and improper equipment may be risk factors.

Age: Tennis elbow is more common in middle-aged adults.

Gender: It is more common in men than in women.

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