The most common tennis injuries are either repetitive action injuries or acute injuries, such as sprains. If you are a tennis player, it is important to recognize and properly treat any injuries before they become more serious. Read more on common tennis injuries and how to treat them.
Tennis elbow can happen to almost anyone, not just tennis players. Studies show that about 3% of the American adult population suffers from this condition every year whether it was triggered by some repeated gripping activity at work or from rigorous sports activities that involve tightly gripping and swinging equipment.
When your elbow is hyperextended, often through accidental force like falling or swinging heavy equipment at a bad angle, your tendon begins to weaken and tear, just like an over-stretched rubber band.