Elbow tendonitis/tendinosis is an overuse injury which can result from repetitive motion events frequently found in certain sports or work related activities. Statistics show that nearly one half of all tennis players will suffer from this injury at some point, however, this group represents less than 5 percent of all reported cases.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW DIAGNOSED?
The Symptoms the health care provider will consider include pain on the inside of the elbow when lifting the wrist or hand, pain when twisting the forearm, or when making a fist. The area may be slightly swollen or tender to the touch. If the problem has lasted for a while, additional symptoms can include stiffness in the elbow or weakness in the hands or wrist.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW TREATED?
Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow is treated using medications like corticosteroids and NSAIDS, which helps to reduce pain and swelling. The patient is also given gradual exercises to relieve the pain and regain your elbow strength. Support is given through brace and sometimes surgery is needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Despite the name, this condition doesn't just affect golfers. Any repetitive hand, wrist, or forearm motions can lead to golfer's elbow. Risky sports include tennis, bowling, and baseball -- in fact, it's sometimes called pitcher's elbow. People may also get it from using tools like screwdrivers and hammers, raking, or painting.