Patient Comments: Tennis Elbow - Causes


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Comment from: Kayla, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

A road traffic accident caused my tennis elbow. I was a passenger in a car. Another car hit us head on and I tried to move lower on impact and hit my elbow off the gear stick and then I threw my arms out in front to avoid going through the windscreen. I never had any problems with my arm before and now 5 years on I am in constant pain. I have a dull dragging pain throughout my arm and the bone in my elbow is tender. I have problems now gripping things and get constant tingling and pins and needles in my hand and fingers.

Comment from: SteveT, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I think my tennis elbow started when I had flu. When the flu got better, my elbows didn't.

Comment from: me, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

Lifting and turning large deep fryer baskets for 20 years is my guess as to why I have tennis elbow.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

While moving lockers, locker fell over. I caught lockers with left hand and hit elbow on a drink machine. It’s been hurting for 3 weeks. Doctor took x-ray of shoulder and elbow and found no broken bones. He thinks I might be getting tennis elbow. I never had trouble with left arm or elbow before this happened.


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