I have recently been diagianosed with arthritis in my elbow. I broke my elbow in college playing basketball causing the growth of arthritis 35 years later. I can still play tennis with no pain until I try to extend my arm for a serve or try to reach for a wide shot. I'm going to see an orthopedic doctor about surgery, but I always worry about the possibility of nerve damage. I read a few articles about people having elbow surgery for arthritis and afterwards they lost the feel in one or two of their fingers because of nerve damage and they couldn't grip things like before the surgery. Thanks for any feedback!