Tennis elbow

Today’s Rhymes With Orange, with a kind of visual pun:

(A related pun in Rhymes, from 6/24/12: Venice elbow.)

From Wikipedia:

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. Tennis elbow is an acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to inflammation, pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

Any activity, including playing tennis, which involves the repetitive use of the extensor muscles of the forearm can cause acute or chronic tendonitis of the tendinous insertion of these muscles at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. The condition is common in carpenters and other laborers who swing a hammer or other tool with the forearm.

Runge is usually credited for the first description of the condition, in 1873. The term tennis elbow first appeared in an 1883 paper by Major called Lawn-tennis elbow.

From a posting of 9/8/10 about a bout of cellulitis:

the ordeal so far has set off a bad case of tennis elbow on the left. (You can call it tendinitis if you’d prefer to take a more formal stance towards the condition, or lateral epicondylitis if you want to get really stuffy, but it’s such an old acquaintance of mine — most often on the right, from my racquetball-playing days, but sometimes on the left, who knows why, and one awful time on both sides at once — that I address it by its street name.)

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