(HealthDay News) — Tennis elbow causes pain around the outside of the elbow, says the National Health Service. Often, the condition occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm.

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The service mentions these symptoms of tennis elbow:

  • Pain on the outside of your upper forearm.
  • Pain when lifting or bending your arm.
  • Pain when writing or gripping small objects.
  • Pain when twisting your forearm.
  • Pain and stiffness when fully extending your arm.

If your elbow pain is caused by a repetitive activity, avoid the activity until symptoms improve. Visit a doctor if the pain persists despite rest.

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