Some tennis elbow symptoms to watch out for

Tennis elbow symptoms develop over a long period of time. The main indicator is pain, that starts with a dull aching or soreness on the outer part of the elbow that disappears within 24 hours after exercise. The pain remains a little bit longer as time passes by. As the condition worsens, the person feels pain while performing normal activities like lifting or carrying objects which never happened before. Pain starts to spread to the hand, other parts of the arm, shoulder, or neck. Commonly, the dominant arm is the one affected (your right arm if you are right-handed, left arm if you are left-handed). A very common symptom of tennis elbow is pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow. The pain continues to travel down the forearm.

Once the arm and elbow is utilized for some movements (particularly for twisting) pain is excruciating. Pain is worsened too by performing repetitive wrist movements, such as wrist extension and repeated gripping.

Tennis elbow symptoms come in different forms but the symptoms given are common for most people:

* On and off pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow. In some cases, pain is also felt down your forearm towards your wrist.

* Bending or lifting of the arms results to pain

* Pain happens during writing or holding small objects. Handling a small items such as pens becomes a difficult task.

* Pain is felt when twisting movements like holding a door knob or opening a jar is done.

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

Usually, tennis elbow symptoms can last between six months and two years. Still, a high percentage of people who experience tennis elbow symptoms can get well. The pain of tennis elbow begins with a mild discomfort 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.