Symptoms of lateral epicondylitis

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


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