Tennis elbow is a common complaint that we treat, and it doesn't always happen playing tennis! Some patients present with pain in their forearm and elbow after an increase in a certain activity like home renovations or gardening; others find that it is a result of increased computer work. Whatever the cause, the aim of treatment is to reduce muscle tension and guarding and restore circulation to the area.
"Tendinitis is the inflammation of the tendon and results from micro-tears that happen when the musculotendinous unit is acutely overloaded with a tensile force that is too heavy and/or too sudden... Tendinosis is a degeneration of the tendon’s collagen in response to chronic overuse; when overuse is continued without giving the tendon time to heal and rest, such as with repetitive strain injury, tendinosis results. Even tiny movements, such as clicking a mouse, can cause tendinosis, when done repeatedly."