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Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

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 swollen. So if you have tennis elbow make sure to keep all parts of your arm and hand moving. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I'm having tennis elbow injection for arm pains can feel on my finger tips but doc keeps saying tennis elbow andwon't do test. Do I just take his word?

I'm having tennis elbow injection for arm pains can feel on my finger tips but doc keeps saying tennis elbow andwon't do test. Do I just take his word?

Tennis elbow does -: -effect fingers. @ 41 you R more of a recreational player I would assume. There is no need for expensive testing such as an MRI. The diagnosis is from the physical examination & treatment is pretty standard. ...Read more

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Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?

Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?

Need reevaluation: This could be any number of things. It is not unheard of to have tennis elbow pain despite surgery. I would recommend a reevaluation. If it is still tennis elbow, I would continue stretching with lifting limitations along with nsaids. Your physician should check for things like nerve entrapment as well. ...Read more

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Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more

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Had a diagnosis of tennis elbow in my right arm while working on my computer. A week later my left arm became affected. 6 weeks with OT and physio and now im told they don't know what I have. My fingers now tingling and wrist/forearm pain too. Help!

Had a diagnosis of tennis elbow in my right arm while working on my computer. A week later my left arm became affected. 6 weeks with OT and physio and now im told they don't know what I have. My fingers now tingling and wrist/forearm pain too. Help!

Nerve or muscle.: By your description of symptoms, you may have something related to the muscles of the forearm or the nerves going down to the forearm. If it's a nerve issue, it could originate at the elbows or from the fingertips, traveling backwards. Regardless, it seems that you need some blood testing and perhaps an MRI of the elbows. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

Need workup: With multi- joint involvement I would recommend a rheumatologist be your next consultation. This may be a systemic immune issue and proper diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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Could tennis elbow cause my hand to swell?

Could tennis elbow cause my hand to swell?

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 in the hand, it is most likely coming from another source. ...Read more

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I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?

I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?

Difficult: First, I would probably recommend a second opinion to confirm that tennis elbow is your actual diagnosis. Many doctors jump straight to injections and surgery prior to emphasizing stretching and therapy. I would definitely do these if they haven't been done. Unfortunately, there is a subset of patients who just don't respond to surgery the way that we would hope. ...Read more

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Pain right on elbow, sort of dull. No swelling. What activity caused it, tennis elbow?

Pain right on elbow, sort of dull. No swelling. What activity caused it, tennis elbow?

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 painful. This can be treated with stretching exercises, bracing, and nsaids. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

Many things are part: Of the elbow, thus many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is ligament or joint irritation. But the take home answer is anything that gets a nerve supply (which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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

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

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

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What is the cause of tennis elbow?

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. Surgery is rarely required. Treatments is trying to avoid the cause, wrist splint or tennis elbow brace, ice, massage, rehabilitation and sometimes a steroid injection. ...Read more

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Will severe tennis elbow cause your sensory nerve to be slow. The emg show my radial nerve at 26. I'm having tennis elbow surgery soon. Will this help?

See below: These are two separate conditions but have similar symptomatology. Conservative treatment is similar for these conditions. You may want to seek an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity conditions to explain the different etiologies (causes) of these conditions. ...Read more

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What would cause developing tennis elbow quite suddenly (not a tennis player). Would you know of any home remedies that may help? Thank you :)

What would cause developing tennis elbow quite suddenly (not a tennis player). Would you know of any home remedies that may help? Thank you :)

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 types of cleaning as well as motions in tennis. It usually responds to anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. If it persists it should be evaluated since other problems can present similarly. ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow cause the same side hand to go numb occasionally?

Can tennis elbow cause the same side hand to go numb occasionally?

No: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem exclusively. It is not a nerve problem and numbness/tingling is not part of tennis elbow. Other diagnoses such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome should be considered. ...Read more

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I have tmj, runner knees, and tennis elbow. Is there any joint problem or disorder cause all this?

Possibly: Knee and elbow symptoms are typically overuse and/or damage/injury related. Are you a tennis player and runner historically? TMD is most often muscle, ligament, clenching, grinding related, but there can be a bone component as well as a bite issue. All three could be affected by a degenerative joint disease, but I would not be quick to lump them together. Seek Tx separately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when I move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause pain in shoulder/neck/jaw with pain when I move on right breast? I hve tennis elbow bad as well on same side ofpain

Pectoral Spasm: This can present as pain in the shoulder neck and jaw. However, the heart should also be considered esp is there is history of heart problems.
For tennis elbow, I would recommend banding and physical therapy first. Injections can be considered subsequently. ...Read more

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Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Can a pulled pectoral muscle cause shoulder/neck/jaw pain also hve bad tennis elbow pain on same side breast towards middle also sore on move repi wor?

Yes: A pulled muscle will affect the adjacent muscles. The muscles that you mention are part of the longitudinal muscle support for your body so when one gets injured the others get strained to make up for the injury. ...Read more

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What can I do about tennis elbow?

What can I do about tennis elbow?

Tennis Elbow: If you have been diagnosed by a competent doc., then you should know that it might take while before it go away.
Elbow band is otc and helps to promote healing, some anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen also might help.
Some occassion you may need cortison shot at the site. ...Read more

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How can I cure tennis elbow fast?

Ice.: Icing the affected area 3-4 times/day. Stretch and strengthen the elbow/forearm muscles. You may need to see an athletic trainer or
physical terapist, to be shown the correct exercises. ...Read more

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What will help heal tennis elbow?

What will help heal tennis elbow?

Many things: Rest the elbow.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (motrin). Medicines.
Equipment check, see the equipment you use may be to adjusted.
Physical therapy.
Brace.
Steroid injections.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Sugery. ...Read more

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How can I cure my painful tennis elbow?

How can I cure my painful tennis elbow?

Bracing: For tennis elbow, try wrapping your arm and elbow with a pillow or blanket at night to create padding protection and a make-shift brace to limit elbow flexion while you sleep. Keeping the arm semi-straight, padded, and to your side at night allows the tendons involved to start the healing process. ...Read more

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Can you completely recover from tennis elbow?

Yes: Tennis elbow is usually a self limiting condition but it can persist for many months (sometimes greater than a year) for those with severe symptoms, treatment can be helpful and may include: anti-inflammatory medication, physical or occupational therapy, braces, prp injections or even surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get tennis elbow from lifting things?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. ...Read more

Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the ...Read more