Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Most people associate tennis elbow with racquet sports such as tennis, where the backhand swing strain the muscles and tendons of the elbow in a way that leads to the condition. But several other sports and repetitive activities can also put you at risk. Most people who get tennis elbow are between the ages of 30 and 50.
Musculoskeletal conditions are among the most disabling and costly medical problems suffered by people in this country. As the U.S. population ages over the next 25 years, the number of people with musculoskeletal problems will increase because these conditions are most common in the older segments of the population.