Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow occurs when tissue attaching muscle to the bone becomes irritated, and causes an inflammation around the outer side of the elbow. Playing a racket sport can cause tennis elbow as well as any action that extends your wrist or rotates your forearm. The tissue may become inflamed more easily with age.

A few common symptoms of tennis elbow include:

  • Pain on the outer side of the elbow and down the forearm
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warm to touch

The experienced physicians at Hand Microsurgery can usually diagnose tennis elbow from your symptoms and by simply looking at and feeling your elbow. At times, an x-ray might need to be ordered to be sure the bone is not diseased or fractured.

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