Tennis Elbow Symptoms
Listed and Explained

Do you have Tennis Elbow pain from Tendonitis?

Do you have Tennis Elbow Symptoms?

Whether you have mild symptoms or severe, whether you've had symptoms for years, decades, or just a few days, it is important not only to know -what- the symptoms are, but -why- the symptoms are.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms
The Variables of Severity

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow, also called Elbow Tendonitis, range from mild to debilitating, depending on several variables:

1. How long have you had the Elbow Tendonitis.

2. Was the original injury the slow wear and tear of Repetitive Strain Injury, or was it from a one day event where you went from ‘normal’ to ‘injured’.

3. How well have you taken care of the injury (as opposed to how much have you ignored it and hoped that it would go away).

4. How healthy you are overall and your nutritional intake.

5. The types of regular activities your arms/forearms/hands are involved in.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms
How do you know if you have Tennis Elbow?

First you start to notice Tennis Elbow Symptoms, like some ache in your forearm, in the muscles up towards your sore elbow. Maybe you missed the ache and the first time you noticed something was wrong it was actual pain.

Everybody and their experience of Tendonitis is a little different.

You probably took a pain killer or put some ice on it.

You probably woke up feeling fine the next day and forgot about it.

Then the Tennis Elbow symptoms came back.

At some point, it stayed constant and you got worried about it.

That is actually an identifying symptom: The pain comes and goes until it stays for good.

Hopefully you’re at the ‘comes and goes’ stage.

Some people jump right past it to the ‘it’s here to stay’ stage.

Perhaps your doctor told you that you have Lateral Epicondylitis.

That’s yet another name for Tennis Elbow, btw.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms
What are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

You could officially have Tennis Elbow if you have one or all of the following symptoms of:

1. Ache, soreness, and or pain in the area just below your elbow, on the outside (the hairy side) of your forearm.

Most of this pain is not from the ‘injury’ so much as it is from the Pain Causing Dynamic. If you can get the Inflammation out, you’ll likely be at least close to pain free.

The injury of tendonitis doesn’t really hurt. It’s the body’s reaction to it that creates pain.

2. That pain is made worse by extending your wrist (lifting your wrist as if to type) and/or squeezing your grip.

Your muscles are now so chronically tight and bunched up and, like a half squeezed sponge, so full of waste product, that when you try and contract those muscles, they’re very unhappy about it.

They’re already working hard and contracted too much even when they are ‘at rest’. So when you tell them to contract even more, there’s just too much squeeze and too much load on them.

They are hurting. More work makes them hurt worse.

3. You could have any or all of these:

Dull ache, sharp pain, burning, stinging, throbbing, some degree of numbness/tingling in your pinkie finger and that side of your hand.

The types of pain also apply to #1 above.

Everybody is different. So everybody hurts differently.

I personally have never felt a burning or stinging muscle pain. Lots of people do.

As REM sings it, "Every body hurts.....some time".

4. Spasm or twitch of the muscles in the area.

Two possible reasons:

The first is...when your muscles are constantly firing because they are tight, you can get out of balance and/or deficient with the minerals necessary to fire and stop firing muscle fibers.

Calcium is required to fire a muscle. Magnesium is required to turn that firing signal off.

Drink more good water and take some multi-mineral/vitamin supplements. Electrolytes.

The second possibility is that when muscles are too tight for long periods of time, the nervous system can just get confused. When it’s confused you can get all sorts of weird electrical signals flying around.

5. Decreased ability to grip an object. This could be from loss of strength potential, or increased pain when squeezing.

Basically, because your muscles are too tight, they have a hard time contracting more. The less contracting available, the less strength available.

6. Tenderness when touching the muscles of your forearm and/or the bony part of outer elbow bone. Pain when bumping the area against something.

The whole area will be tender to pressure. There is a lot of unhappiness going on it there.

7. Radiating pain from the elbow down in to the forearm and possibly to the back of the wrist.

Basically, even though the ‘injury’ is up near the elbow, pain can be felt down the nerve pathway.

Doctors Love Symptoms

Conventional Medicine loves treating symptoms, and Tennis Elbow symptoms.

Unfortunately, Doctors are trained to think that your symptoms -are- the problem.

Your Tennis Elbow Symptoms are not your problem. The structural changes happening in your forearm/entire area aren't even your problem.

The problem is the Downward Spiral caused by Inflammation and the Pain Causing Dynamic that is going on in your arm. This is what causes your symptoms.

Said another way, the problem is that A. It's not going to get better on it's own and B. once the dynamic starts, it's a one way track to getting worse and worse, slowly or quickly.

If your symptoms get really bad, Doctors will likely think that it's a good idea to perform Tennis Elbow Surgery. My professional opinion, and because I know how to manage and/or cure Tennis Elbow, is that surgery is a bad idea.

For free advice on how to quickly make the pain go away at home, learn How To Reduce Inflammation. You may also be interested in more Tennis Elbow Treatment information and related but different Tendonitis Treatment info.

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