Tennis elbow is a very common injury that can be agonising for those suffering from it. The medical name for this condition is lateral epicondylitis.
Believe it or not, there are between 1 to 3% of the population that have tennis elbow per year. The pain is due to the inflammation of the tendons or muscles caused by repetitive motion, hence its name. It occurs specifically where your forearm meets your elbow: small tears in your tendons or muscles at the end of your elbow will cause the inflammation.
The injury starts with a weak pain, and in some cases, the pain gets more severe, especially when trying to grip and hold objects. Some people who suffer from lateral epicondylitis can’t even perform regular daily tasks due to the intense pain.
With tennis elbow becoming an increasingly common problem, WIMI Sports & Fitness decided to create an infographic to help you learn more about it. It visualises some interesting statistics about who suffers from tennis elbow, as well as some useful tips on how to efficiently treat this injury.