Both Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow are caused because of elbow tendon or muscle injuries. However, Tennis Elbow happens due lateral and upper elbow issues while the Golfer’s elbow happens because of medial pain. The common symptoms in both the issues include pain in the elbow area that is followed with stiffness and swelling along with trouble in moving the elbows.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW DIAGNOSED?
Orthopaedician conducts a complete physical examination for diagnosing Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow. The doctor may check your range of motion, nerve damage. He may order for an X-ray or MRI to confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW TREATED?
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment. Rest and medication alone do not cure. Cure requires new blood vessels and collagen protein to heal the damaged tendon. Comfort or pain control helpful but alone does not specifically improve the injured tendon tissue. A Specific and gradual exercise program is helpful to bring new blood supply and for strengthening the muscles of the forearm, wrist and shoulder. Steroids, such as cortisone, are very effective anti-inflammatory medicines.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tennis elbow is estimated to have a prevalence of 1-3% of the population