Symptoms of lateral epicondylitis
• Lateral elbow pain, especially with motions such as turning a screwdriver, shaking hands, or hitting backhand in tennis.
• Incidence is 1% to 3% of the general population. Smoking, repetitive movement for >2 hours/day, or lifting loads >20 kg are risk factors.
• Pain is worsened with extension of the wrist, especially against resistance, when the elbow is in full extension.
• Pain, swelling, and warmth may be present at the common origin of the extensor carpi ulnaris, extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis, and extensor digitorum