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Comment from: Susan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I work on projects at home all the time and sanding a piece of furniture resulted in pain so severe I couldn't lift a drink out of the drink holder. I got a cortisone shot for my tennis elbow but after 5 months, the pain is back, and I have not sanded anything since.

Comment from: coffeegirl22, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I work in a hair salon, and got my tennis elbow from sweeping hair. Pretty hard to not do it since it is a daily part of my job. I live on Motrin and can't hold anything without extreme pain.

Comment from: Lici, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I am a wheelchair user and pushing myself around in the chair caused my tennis elbow.

Comment from: theresa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I got a tennis elbow when I tried to lift a heavy object and felt the tear immediately. I should have been more careful.

Comment from: mel1028, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I am having severe pain in the elbow and when I burp I have severe knife stabbing pains in my elbow. I cannot straighten my arm. I am left handed and it is my left elbow. I take care of my grandsons daily, and one is a year old.

Comment from: Tiger, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 07

My tennis elbow caused by playing too much tennis. I also had the wrong tennis string with high tension.


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