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General practice doctor giving a corticosteroid injection to a patient suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow, caused by over-use of the forearm muscles. Local corticosteroid injections reduce the inflammation, but rest is also essential. The injection being given here also contains a local anaesthetic for short-term pain relief. Models: Quentin Shaw, Mrs Phillips.
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