There is pain and tenderness on the lateral (outside) aspect of the elbow on the lateral epicondyle. Usually, more severe pain can be felt during activities and there may have diffuse discomfort down the forearm and into the fingers. Pain is NOT limited to tennis players or athletes!
Pain after play or work.
Pain during play or work.
Pain at rest and or at night.
Painful activities include:
- Grasping or squeezing a handle, a golf club or a tennis racquet
- Computer work and writing
- Bending and straightening elbow and
when rotating forearm
- Painting and hammering
Inflammation will be present although it may not always be visible. It is the result of the irritation of the tendon and the tear of some tendon fibers.
Usually nothing shows on x-ray. There may be some calcium deposit in advanced stage only.