Because weight lifting involves repetitive arm motions, it can lead to tennis elbow over time. But it's possible to treat your weight-lifting tennis elbow conveniently at home.
Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a painful condition that afflicts more than just tennis players, but also anyone who performs repetitive arm movements, including weight lifters. While pumping iron is a great way to increase your strength and fitness, it can lead to injury if you’re not careful.
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Tennis elbow is caused when the tendons become aggravated and inflamed as the elbow bends and extends repeatedly, such as when using dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells. Doing reps over and over, with multiple sets, can lead to overuse and microscopic tears in the tendons and muscles of the forearm.
Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and inflammation, a weakened grip, difficulty turning a doorknob and discomfort when shaking hands or brushing your teeth. Pain can worsen over time if the injury is not treated.