There is lateral and medial epicondylitis. Lateral epicondylitis is known as tennis elbow and medial epicondylitis is golfer’s elbow. The repetitive motions used to play each of these sports contributes to the likelihood of developing either of these conditions.
Patients experience pain when attempting to straighten out the arm. Tennis elbow pain is caused by resisted wrist extension and Golfer’s elbow pain is caused by resisted wrist flexion. In some cases, grip may be weakened, it may be painful to shake hands with someone and you could experience numbness or tingling from your fingers to your elbow.
Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Treatments include variety of stretches and strengthening exercises to apply for this condition, as well as effective modalities such as acupuncture, ultrasound, bracing, ice, etc. that can really help. These conditions can attempt to be avoided by strengthening as part of your training for each sport. Contact us to learn more about preventing Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow.