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What is Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow?

What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow?

Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include pain on the inside of your elbow that may or may not be accompanied by weakness and/or numbness in your forearm, hand, or fingers.

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain on the outside of your elbow that may or may not be accompanied by weakness and/or numbness in your forearm, hand, or fingers.

What are the causes of golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow?

As you can see from the symptoms above, these two conditions vary only by the location of the elbow pain. They are both a form of tendonitis. Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the muscles. The tendon of the muscle is the part of the muscle that attaches the belly of the muscle to the bone. When you do repetitive activities that strain the muscles then the muscles become tight and it inflames the tendons. This happens when people frequently play tennis and golf. Each sport repetitively overuses a different group of muscles that attach to the elbow. These two conditions are not limited to people who play golf and tennis. There are numerous other repetitive activities that can strain these muscles as well.

Another cause of these two conditions occur when the bones in the elbow joint are not in correct alignment. This causes the joint to become inflamed. It also can cause the tendons of the muscles to become inflamed because the joint will be pulling on the muscles unevenly.

What can I do to treat my elbow pain?

Chiropractic care is the best available treatment to treat golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow. The chiropractic adjustment will correctly align the elbow joint, and the various physiotherapy treatments offered will help decrease the inflammation in the tendons. This will promote healing and help the problem from being a chronic issue.

This article is copyrighted and can not be duplicated.  Dr. Hoch (pronounced Hoke), is a 1988 Graduate of Peotone High School and a 1990 Graduate of Joliet Junior College. She Received both her B.S. in Human Biology (1991) and her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) (1993) from The National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. She also received her graduate and post-graduate certifications in Acupuncture from NCC.

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