Associated symptoms of tennis elbow can include dull pain in the outer elbow, tenderness, stiffness, and weakness. The range of motion of the elbow joint is normally not restricted. Swelling is also not typically present.
Causes of tennis elbow
The cause of the inflammation is a strain injury to the tendon at the outer portion of the elbow. While this can occur during a backhand tennis shot, it can also occur from many other repetitive activities that can strain the elbow, and people develop most cases from other types of activity.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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