Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common elbow complication, albeit not always in conjunction with the racquet sport from whence its name ‘lawn tennis arm’ was derived.
It is estimated that roughly 1.2 million people in the UK (2% of the population) suffer the condition with varying degrees of severity. Tennis Elbow is well-understood form of RSI which stems from overuse and subsequent microtears in the forearm extensor: The Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis. A common symptom is usually pain at the base of the elbow while gripping objects.
For painful tasks that still require gripping, a Tennis Elbow Strap can provide relief by redistributing stress across the full width of the tendon, thereby reducing further tearing. It bears reminding however, that this only mitigates pain/further damage, and shouldn’t be worn for longer that 2-3 hours at a time.