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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overuse: Tennis elbow is painful, chronic tendinopathy involving the common extensor origin. Frequently, symptoms begin with a period of increased activity. By ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Goodhart
32 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Chronic overuse: Tennis elbow occurs due to repetitive micro tearing of the wrist extensor muscles. Eventually changes occur in the tissue making it difficult to heal. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No. The Steroid shot: May ameliorate the symptoms of these conditions, but i don't believe atrophy would be causing any such conditions.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See eetails: This is a repetitive strain injury and only rarely is related to tennis. Get a tennis elbow band at the drugstore and wear it. Google exercises for te ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Miller
39 years experience Family Medicine
Pain from overuse.: Tennis elbow is a condition that is inflammation of a tendon that occurs from overuse. It can happen from repetition of a movement such as painting or ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Fingers will not swell as a direct result of tennis elbow. However if the pain on the elbow stops you from using your hand they may get stiff and swol ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tennis elbow: Yes this might be tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. Usually a strain or repetitive motion causes one of the elbow tendons to get inflamed and pai ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Steroid Injections: That is how steroid injections work. The 24 to 48 hours after an injection can hurt worse then it did prior to the injection. But, then the anti-infla ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It should not.: Tennis elbow is an inflammatory condition of the tendon origin on the outer elbow bone. It it outside of the elbow joint. If you are having swelling ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: These would be separate issues.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott m Smith
41 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
More detailed surger: It depends on the surgery that was done. The tried and true operation is to detach the ligament, shear off the bone spur, and reattache the ligament. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Numbness is an indication of nerve irritation or entrapment. Tennis elbow is a tendonitis. You may have carpal tunnel or another similar nerve entra ... Read More

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