Tennis Elbow? Golfers elbow? Is there a difference?

How often have you heard one of those phrases when you have pain in your elbow? But, if you don’t play tennis or golf, then I can’t have either can I? Well yes you can, there are many illnesses or conditions that are given names that don’t relate to our activities. A frozen shoulder is not cold. A slipped disc does not mean the disc has moved. You do not have to be at high altitude to have vertigo.

So what is the difference between tennis and golfers elbow?

Patrick A. Loera explains it extremely well and concisely in his article.

Although people have heard the terms “Tennis Elbow” and “Golfer’s Elbow,” there is still confusion about how these two elbow conditions are different. In medical terms, Tennis Elbow is lateral epicondylitis and Golfer’s Elbow is medial epicondylitis. Both conditions of epicondylitis occur when there is an injury to the tendons that attaches the forearm muscles to the forearm bone at the elbow joint. In simple terms, Tennis Elbow affects the outer part of the elbow and Golfer’s Elbow affects the inner part of the elbow. In either case, these injuries will typically develop after constant strain on the tendons, and these forceful movements are used in golf and tennis where the player is twisting their wrists a certain way.

Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow are not the end to your sporting life, so don’t get discouraged by these injuries. The good news is that they will heal in time, and, depending on your condition, a chiropractic adjustment has the potential of accelerating your recovery time without having to take medications or get surgery. If you are suffering from Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow, call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.

As one of the most used joints in the body, the elbow relies on proper nerve function to promote blood flow. Misaligned vertebrae or a pinched nerve in the shoulder or upper back can cause the nerves to weaken, which provides an ideal environment for injuries such as Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s elbow. This is precisely where a chiropractor can help with improving symptoms for these conditions.

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