Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Epicondylitis Lateral Symptoms

Symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include:

  • Elbow pain:
    • Pain is located on the outer portion of the elbow
    • Pain worsens with extension of the wrist
    • Pain worsens while grasping
  • Tenderness over the outer portion of the elbow
  • Swelling over the outer portion of the elbow
  • Hand weakness (unilateral)
    • Weak grip

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Last Updated: May 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Epicondylitis Lateral References
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