• 6 months ago

    Stretch Exercises for Tennis Elbow worsens pain

    I am a 35 year old female, diagnosed with tennis elbow two months ago. At that time, I only felt pain on the outside of my elbow when fully extending my arm in various positions, or lifting items from an extended arm position to a 90 degree angle. After a month of stretching exercises prescribed by OT, strength in my arm has increased, but my entire elbow now hurts throughout the day without even moving my arm. The OT modified the stretches to reduce strain, but after two weeks of the modified stretching, my entire elbow still hurts and now my wrist and shoulder are experiencing discomfort. Is this result normal? Could there be another cause for the pain? No blood work, x-ray, or MRI was done for diagnosis, just patient history was taken.