Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

When the tendon on the outside of the elbow joint that directs wrist and hand movements becomes inflamed, it is called Tennis Elbow. Repetitive movements involving gripping and twisting, such as playing tennis or turning a screwdriver will cause pain, particularly on the outside of the elbow.

When the tendon on the inside of the elbow joint becomes inflamed, it is called Golfer’s Elbow. Pain will be pronounced with repetitive movements involving gripping and carrying loads, or when a force is directed upwards, as occurs with golf.

When rest of the arm, use of cold packs or using a brace does not alleviate the pain after 6 to 8 weeks, corticosteroid injections can be used. Ultrasound therapy is another option to help the tendon heal and stop pain.