Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Tennis Elbow
Signs and Symptoms

People with tennis elbow may experience:

  • Recurring pain in the upper forearm on the side away from the torso and just below the elbow joint, especially after activity (less commonly, pain that radiates or shoots down the forearm toward the wrist)
  • Pain with shaking hands, turning a doorknob, or gripping and lifting even a light object, like a coffee mug
  • Difficulty extending the wrist fully
  • Ongoing intermittent discomfort (sometimes continuing weeks to months, or even years, without appropriate care)

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.