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Many daily activities or sports activities require the arm to be used in a repeated movement. The repeated activity stresses the elbow joint and other tissues and may lead to irritation and inflammation. If this isn't treated and the overuse continues, small tears (microtears) and tissue damage (especially to tendons) may develop.
The following are examples of activities that may lead to an overuse injury.
Symptoms of an overuse injury may include:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||February 16, 2011|
Last Revised: February 16, 2011
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