Golfer’s Elbow: The “Inside” Elbow Problem

Tennis elbow refers to the “outside” elbow pain of lateral epicondylitis. However, if your “inside” elbow is hurting, you may have GOLFER’s elbow, known medically as medial epicondylitis. Both elbow problems are due to overuse injuries, and rarely do they occur in both arms at the same time.

Tennis elbow is much more common than golfer’s elbow, with tennis elbow having a little over 1% prevalence, and golfer’s elbow only 0.4%. Golfer’s elbow is an overuse of the wrist as it flexes and pronates (turns palm down). Interestingly, tennis players with overly tight grips often end up with … Read more

Golfer’s Elbow: The “Inside” Elbow Problem

Tennis Elbow: Racquet Optional!

Recently I talked about carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome of the wrist. Now I’d like to move up a notch and talk about issues with the ELBOW. Interestingly, we’ve got two different “sport” elbow problems- tennis elbow and golf elbow-and yet, you can develop either of these problems without ever picking up a racket or a club. Today, let’s talk about tennis elbow.

The medical name for “tennis elbow” is lateral epicondylitis, and this occurs when the tendons on the outside of the elbow are torn or strained. Typically the symptoms begin with an ache on the … Read more

Tennis Elbow: Racquet Optional!