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Name of the mobile application
Category of the mobile application
Health and fitness.
iOS V.6.0 or later; Android V.2.3 or later.
iPhone $A5.99; Android $A5.99.
About the app
Tennis elbow (TE), formally known as lateral epicondylalgia, is a musculoskeletal condition associated with pain over the lateral elbow and histological changes of the common extensor tendon.1 Numerous treatments are advocated for this condition, with recent developments in the use of mobile technology now added to the list.
The application titled ‘Tennis Elbow’ is one of the few user-friendly applications incorporating education, a stretching programme, and a diary for recording symptoms and exercises undertaken. The rationale provided for the aetiology of TE is muscle shortening from overuse, and ‘The magic formula is now called stretch the flexors!’ (figure 1). The application recommends five stretching exercises, targeting muscles of the trunk and upper limb (eg, finger flexors, wrist extensors). It allows users to track the number of exercises performed and their pain intensity using a user-friendly, colour-coded rating …
Contributors LJH and ML contributed to the concept, design and write-up of the manuscript. BKC and BTV contributed to the editing and review of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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