Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow

Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are also known as medial epicondylitis (painful on the inner elbow side) and lateral epicondylitis (painful on the outer elbow side) respectively.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

The pain associated with tennis elbow may radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist.

It causes difficulty to:

·         Shake hands or grip an object

·         Turn a doorknob

·         Hold a coffee cup

Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow

Pain and tenderness felt on the inner side of your elbow, the pain sometimes extends along the inner side of your forearm, pain typically worsens with certain movements.

Other symptoms:

·         Stiffness

·         Weakness

·         Numbness or Tingling



These conditions commonly diagnosed among golfers and tennis players as they excessively use their hands in a repetitive motion, causing long-term overuse wear and tear on the tendons around the elbow, leading to inflammation and pain.

However, these conditions are not just specific for tennis players and golfers but they also may seen in Housewife mechanics or any activity that requires repetitive motion of the arm, e.g., mop squeezing, frequently turning the screw drivers, etc.


Early detection of these conditions is beneficial for a faster recovery. Pain management modalitis such as therapeutic ultrasound, extracoporeal shockwave therapy or laser therapy, dry needling technique and physiotherapy may help to treat these conditions quite effectively. 

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