What Are Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow?
Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are commonly used terms to describe inflammation of the tendons on the inside and outside of the elbow due to repetitive strain or stress on the tendon.
Despite what the names may suggest, golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are more common in those whose jobs require repetitive motion of the arm and grasping than it is in athletes.
In fact, contractors, plumbers, painters, and other laborers are among the most commonly affected by these conditions.
The one major difference between golfers’ elbow and tennis elbow is where on the elbow the injury occurs.
Golfer’s elbow – This is also known as medial epicondylitis and affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow.
Tennis elbow – This is also known as lateral epicondylitis and affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow.