How can I prevent forearm pain while playing tennis?

The best way to avoid forearm pain while playing tennis is to wear an elbow strap over the thumb side of the forearm, near the elbow joint. Wearing this band relieves the stress that is placed on the muscles of the forearm.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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