- irritation of the synovial membrane, or joint rotary area, of the elbow, caused by immoderate motions while playing tennis or other sports; epicondylitis.
Origin of tennis elbow
First recorded in 1880–85
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- a painful inflammation of the elbow caused by exertion in playing tennis and similar games
- A painful inflammation of the tissue surrounding the elbow, caused by strain from playing tennis and other sports.lateral humeral epicondylitis
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