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tennis shoulder


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A condition caused by excessive performance of a one-sided activity, such as tennis, which leads to an increase in the size of bones and muscles, and an increased laxity of the joint capsule and ligaments in the more active side. This can result in a dropping of the shoulder, a relative lengthening of the arm, and, in extreme cases, can cause scoliosis (abnormal lateral curvature of the spine). Players of one-sided sports should make a special effort to strengthen both sides of the body during training.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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