Tennis Elbow Signs & Symptoms
Our team of orthopedic surgeons are considered experts in the treatment of tennis elbow. Whether you have just begun to experience symptoms or have been experiencing the symptoms for a while, you can count on us for an effective tennis elbow treatment. You can visit any of our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale.
Tennis Elbow Causes
Tennis elbow is considered a repetitive stress injury caused by overuse. If you participate in any activity that strains muscles around the elbow over and over again, this movement can cause the injury.
You can get it by utilizing a racket in sports activities, such as squash, racketball, or tennis. It is also common to get tennis elbow from certain jobs which require repetitive motion, such as:
- Tree-cutting (repetitive use of a chain saw)
- Playing certain types of musical instruments
Although, butchers, cooks and assembly line workers often get it.
Golfers elbow is similar to tennis elbow, although it differs in the that the pain is focused on the inside of the elbow. Although, the causes are similar, by repetitive movement.
Tennis Elbow Diagnosis
To properly diagnose tennis elbow, your physician will take a comprehensive medical history which includes prior injuries, information of daily activities, and a history of symptoms. An MRI may be requested to determine your condition.
Your doctor also might ask you to perform simple tasks/ actions such as straightening your wrist against pressure and checking for pain in parts of your arm.