Some Tennis Elbow Symptoms To Watch Out For

Tennis elbow symptoms develop over a long period of time. The main symptom is pain, which may begin with a dull aching or soreness on the outer part of the elbow that goes away within 24 hours after an activity. The pain remains a little bit longer as time passes by. The condition deteriorates as the person observes that simple activities such as lifting or carrying objects can already cause pain. Pain starts to spread to the hand, other parts of the arm, shoulder, or neck. Typically,this happens in the dominant arm (your right arm if you are right-handed, left arm if you are left-handed). Tennis elbow is typically accompanied by pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow. The pain continues to travel down the forearm.

The pain is often worse when you use your arm and elbow, particularly for twisting movements. Pain is worsened too by performing repetitive wrist movements, such as wrist extension and repeated gripping.
Tennis elbow can vary in severity, but you will usually have the symptoms listed below.

* Pain that comes and goes on the outside of your upper forearm, slightly below the bend of your elbow. There are instances where you would feel pain down your forearm towards your wrist.

* Pain is felt once the arms are lifted or bended

* Pain when writing or when holding small objects. Handling a small object such as pens can already be difficult.

* Twisting the forearm while opening a door handle can really cause pain.

*The forearm's range of motion is severely limited since it cannot be fully extended.

It is but common for tennis elbow symptoms to last between six months and two years. Still, a high percentage of people who experience tennis elbow symptoms can get well. Tennis elbow pain starts showing as a mild discomfort and progress to severe pain that can be felt even when your elbow is still or when you are asleep. It is not uncommon to experience stiffness in your arm over time as the damage to your tendon increases. As a consequence, the body would compensate for the weakness in your elbow, the stiffness can also be felt in other parts of the body such as shoulder and neck.

By Daily Health Tips

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