Patient Comments: Tennis Elbow - Symptoms

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What symptoms did you experience with tennis elbow? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Ak, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

Constant aching pain, weakness, and swelling above the elbow are my symptoms of tennis elbow.

Comment from: skye, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I believe I have tennis elbow from paddling whitewater over the past 20 years. My left elbow is very tender to the touch and even looks as if the outside bone is swollen or larger then my right elbow. It hurts to lift anything or use it but I continue to exercise as best as I can. I never even thought of a cortisone shot! I had one in my knee due to inflammation and cartilage depletion from years of high impact athletics. It worked! After that shot, my knee was almost pain free! This was a few years ago also! I certainly will try cortisone for my elbow. The worst that could happen is that it will be ineffective. Hey, it's worth a shot! Take care everyone!

Comment from: Thrill, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

Every time I play basketball elbow start hurting when I shoot the ball, dribble or extend the arm. It hurts so bad, I can't even hold the ball. It feels so tender. When grabbing a rebound, I felt a pop in my elbow, it felt like my arm was going to fall off. I hope someone can help me. I don't want to give up playing basketball or tennis.

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.

Comment from: Elizabeth S, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I have had recurring bilateral tennis elbows for about ten years. I play tennis and many other sports. I get great relief from cortisone shots and modifying activity. Seriously can last me years at a time! Swimming is the best for avoiding exacerbation.

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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