Tennis Elbow - Symptoms

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What are tennis elbow symptoms and signs?

Tennis elbow causes elbow pain. Tenderness on the bony prominence on the outer aspect of the elbow (lateral epicondyle) is the most common sign of tennis elbow. Pain may occur during handshakes, lifting a briefcase or bag of groceries, or similar activities that stress the tendons in the forearm. The pain may begin suddenly or gradually and may spread down the forearm. There may be weakness in the forearm. Typically, the range of motion of the elbow joint is not impaired by tennis elbow. Numbness and tingling suggest a nerve problem that can mimic tennis elbow and should be evaluated by a health-care professional.

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Comment from: Active, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I have inside elbow joint muscle pain in the right arm with nerve ending sensitivity on right index finger. The condition is ongoing.

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Comment from: priya, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have severe pain in my right arm exactly in the elbow joint muscles for the past three years. I had taken physiotherapy for five sittings, i.e. 15 days each. At that time I felt little relaxed but over the period of time the pain remains the same. I can't even open my hands freely. It's really bad. And my left arm is also started to hurt. I can't do exercise. The doctor advised me to take injection, but it might lead to a worse situation, I am afraid.

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