Beyond Tennis Elbow - Rotator Cuff Tears in Senior Athletes

Repetitive use injuries to the upper limb (wrist, elbow and shoulder) are common in tennis, and while they are less acute than lower limb injuries, they can re-occur and take longer to heal.  For the average tennis player, bursitis and tendinitis in the elbow (tennis elbow) is the most common condition causing pain and swelling and preventing them from playing the game.  However, in athletes over 60, shoulder pain related to rotator cuff issues keeps many more from hitting the courts. 

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