What exactky is Tennis ELbow?

am going to a doctor but do you think I might have tennis elbow?

I heard it happens on your forearm-elbow. It happens from turning your wrist outward. I think I may have it on my right arm from using the mouse. (I am on the computer a lot for school, email and of course facebook!(DOnt worry I am healthy, strong, active, smart))

I dont really feel pain, just like kind of tightness or numbness or tingly and it feels a little awkward or discomforting. The feeling comes when I write or am on the computer. Id say I have the feeling 1/2 the time to 2/3 of the time?

DO you think It could be tennis elbow? Or something else? I have tried resting it (no computer) and icing it, but I still feel it. I feel it upper forearm underneath(like if toy traced you palm of your hand to your armpitt. Maybe strained muscle?
Oh a few more things. my right forearm is weaker then the left. and my elbow hurts when I straighten my whole arm. I also often here like a click

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  1. tennislover, 24 February, 2010

    Tennis Elbow is actually tendinitis of the wrist extensor muscles.

    Micro tears in part of the tendon surrounding the elbow and muscle coverings are the first stages in Tennis Elbow development. After the initial tears heal, repeated tears commonly occur in the same areas of tissue. This eventually leads to hemorrhaging or the formation of rough tissue and calcium deposits. Collagen then leaks from the injured areas, causing inflammation and pain. Untreated tears and injuries cause so much pressure that they cut off the blood flow and pinch nerves responsible for controlling muscles in the arms and hands.

    u can get it massaged.. or see a chropractor to loosen up the elbow and get kinks taken out….
    and also take a supplment called trioflex.. that helps alot..

  2. Nicki, 24 February, 2010

    that doesn’t sound like tennis elbow. tennis elbow is only in the muscle in your forearm, it’s actually not in your elbow at all. when you have tennis elbow, lots of the times even moving your arm will hurt, and you mentioned you weren’t in any pain.
    i would say it’s possible you could have a minor case of tennis elbow, but it’s nothing to worry about, except with tennis elbow you wouldn’t be hearing a "click". if it weren’t for that, then i would say don’t bother going to the doctor and just pick up a tennis elbow brace at a drugstore and rest it for a week, but you should probably get it checked because of the clicking.

  3. CAPSMAN!, 24 February, 2010

    you have cancer

  4. Tennis_Player, 24 February, 2010

    that would be carpal tunnel, you get it from being on the computer to much

  5. bato, 24 February, 2010

    painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as in twisting of the hand)

    Arthritis?
    Carpal Tunnel?

    just go to the doctor.

  6. Poseidon, 24 February, 2010

    Micro tears in part of the tendon surrounding the elbow and muscle coverings are the first stages in Tennis Elbow development. After the initial tears heal, repeated tears commonly occur in the same areas of tissue. This eventually leads to hemorrhaging or the formation of rough tissue and calcium deposits. Collagen then leaks from the injured areas, causing inflammation and pain. Untreated tears and injuries cause so much pressure that they cut off the blood flow and pinch nerves responsible for controlling muscles in the arms and hands.

  7. hofertennis@sbcglobal.net, 24 February, 2010

    Simple answer? If your elbow has pain when you grasp a cup or squeeze a ball then you have lateral epicondalitis (tennis elbow). If you don’t have pain when squeezing then you have something else.

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