A member asked:

Is it possible for a tennis elbow to cause my hand to go numb occasionally?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi answered

Specializes in 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 entrapment syndrome. I recommend that you consult an experienced hand surgeon.

Answered 12/16/2012


Dr. Aron Rovner answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Recommendation: A full evaluation by an physician would be warranted. You may also need an emr to evaluate for a pinched nerve.

Answered 4/14/2014


Dr. Richard Makowiec answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

NO: Tennis elbow is a tendonopathy of the common extensor origin. It is not a neurologic condition. There are many things that can cause hand numbness such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Best to see a hand surgeon and have your arm evaluated.

Answered 1/22/2014



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