Tennis Elbow | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow begins as an ache on the outside of the elbow. It gradually gets worse over a period of several weeks or months until it is a severe burning pain. You may notice pain moving from the outside of your elbow to your forearm and back of your hand when you make a grasping or twisting motion.

As the condition worsens, your grip may weaken, or you may feel pain even when lifting light objects, such as a small book or coffee cup. Pressing on the outside of your elbow may increase pain.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 10/09

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