Elbow Pain

There are many different types of elbow pain, please find some information below about some of the common types.

 

Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

 

The lateral epicondyle is the bump on the outside of the elbow where the tendons that move the muscles that bend the wrist and fingers back attach. This tendon can be irritated, weak or sore as a result of sudden or increased loading. This can be caused by a new exercise regime or in the older population as the tendon ages.

 

Golfer's Elbow/Medial Epicondylitis

 

When the tendon on the inside of the elbow or medial epicondyle becomes irritated it is known as golfers elbow.

 

Both tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are treated by strengthening the tendon, getting it used to the demands that will be placed on it. Massage and stretching to the surrounding structures is also beneficial to help reduce the pain levels

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