Definition of tennis elbow in English:

tennis elbow


mass noun
  • Inflammation of the tendons of the elbow (epicondylitis) caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm.

    • ‘Some cases of tennis elbow clear up with plenty of rest and support.’
    • ‘Most people who have taken part in various sports have experienced injury, such as stress fracture or tennis elbow.’
    • ‘Increasing the strength of your forearm muscles can help to prevent tennis elbow occurring.’
    • ‘Weakness and inflexibility in the forearm muscles makes tennis elbow more likely.’
    • ‘Strengthening your forearms can help guard against tennis elbow.’
    • ‘Tennis elbow ruled him out of three one-day tournaments.’
    • ‘When tennis elbow banished her from the court, she wasn't sure what to do with her free time.’
    • ‘Excessive or repeated use of the muscles that straighten the wrist can cause injury to the tendons, leading to tennis elbow.’
    • ‘His greatest fear is the return of the dreaded tennis elbow that has plagued him in the past.’
    • ‘If caught early, injuries like tennis elbow may respond to rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications.’
    • ‘Tennis elbow happens when one or more of these tendons become inflamed.’
    • ‘If your tennis elbow recurs, consult a physical therapist to learn how to move your elbow joint properly.’
    • ‘She may well require treatment for tennis elbow.’
    • ‘This condition has similar symptoms to tennis elbow, with the difference that the swelling appears on the inside of the elbow.’
    • ‘The pain caused by tennis elbow normally lasts for 6 to 12 weeks.’
    • ‘He is recovering from an operation for his tennis elbow.’
    • ‘The tennis elbow has bothered him the last few months.’
    • ‘Acupuncture is most effective at treating pain, such as headaches, tennis elbow, or muscle pain.’
    • ‘My tennis elbow was giving me some serious problems.’
    • ‘Up to 3 percent of adults have tennis elbow.’


tennis elbow