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                        Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Definition:

A condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender.

Symptoms:

An inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendoms become damaged from overuse –repeating the same motions. Tennis elbow leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

Cause:

Causes are most likely from direct blows to the epicondyle, a sudden forceful pull, or forceful extension.


                         Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Definition:

An inflammatory condition similar to tennis elbow. The tendons of the anterior forearm that flexes the fingers and thumb, and flexing and pronating the wrist becomes inflamed.

Symptoms:

Pain on the iside of the elbow, especially when grasping objects, wrist weakness and pain when flexed, and weakness or pain while resisting wrist pronation.

Causes:

The causes can range from making a golf swing, pitching a ball, or climbing. In general, sports that are grip intensive have more risk.