What is Tennis & Golfer's Elbow?
Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow (lateral epicondylitis / medial epicondylitis) is a painful condition whereby the tendons within your elbow (on the inside or outside) become inflamed typically due to overuse. Most commonly the pain is located on the outside of the elbow (Tennis Elbow) or the inside of the elbow (Golfer’s Elbow), but can also travel up or down the arm.
This condition occurs with repetitive gripping, twisting and pulling motions
such as in various sports, or jobs that are labor intensive.
If left untreated, tennis elbow can become chronic, resulting in constant pain and making recovery more difficult.
What Causes Tennis or Golfer's Elbow?
- Repetitive overuse of the forearms
- Excessive gripping, twisting, pulling, pushing
- Sport injury
- Labor intensive jobs
- Prolonged seated desk jobs
- Poor posture