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Did you know that you can develop tennis elbow without ever setting foot on a tennis court? A large number of tennis elbow cases and other types of tendonitis like jumper’s knee and golfer’s elbow develop as a result of bad form during weightlifting and other workout activities.
Bad form in the gym during lifting weights, squatting, jumping and even using the treadmill or stair stepper can cause muscles and joints to work in ways they weren’t intended. This improper use can wear down connective tissue over time, causing pain, inflammation and even loss of use or mobility. Dr. Budler sees many cases of tendonitis in different joints caused by bad form during exercise.
Cincinnati Reds fans anxiously waited for good news about star pitcher Anthony "Disco" Desclafani’s elbow after the pitcher reported forearm soreness.
Desclafani’s elbow was especially concerning to Reds fans. The pitcher just left a rehab stint with the Dayton Dragons for a partially torn UCL that has kept him from pitching this season. Fans sighed with relief when the problem with Desclafani’s arm was declared unrelated to his torn UCL, but instead was deemed to be a less serious diagnosis of tendonitis.