Elbow injuries are mostly divided into two categories:
Tennis elbow, or its technical name – lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the forearm muscle tendons that attach onto the outer aspect of the elbow. This inflammatory condition is common in racquet sports and jobs that require repetitive use of the wrist – such as typing. Symptoms include pain and swelling on the outer side of the elbow, however pain may extend up above or down below the elbow.
Golfers elbow, or medial epicondylitis is similar to tennis elbow, except that it’s on the inside of the forearm. It is inflammation of the flexor tendons which functions to flex the wrist. As the name suggests it is common in golfers, but you don’t have to play golf to suffer from this condition.
Other structures/factors that can be related to elbow injury includes; the bicep and triceps muscle, irregular scapular rhythm, Repetitive Strain Injury, neck and shoulder tightness.
Your physiotherapist will explain your injury and what they can do to help you.
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