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What is Golfer's Elbow?
What is Tennis Elbow?
What is Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis?

Golfer's elbow is another term for medial epicondylitis. It is a form of tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the medial portion or inside of the forearm where it attaches to the elbow at the medial epicondyle. Tennis elbow is another term for lateral epicondylitis. IT is a form of tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the forearm where it attaches to the elbow at the lateral epicondyle. Golfer's elbow tends to be an overuse injury seen in golfer's whereas tennis elbow tends to be an overuse injury seen in tennis players. 

Epicondylitis refers to a syndrome and inflammation of the epicondyles (this is usually on the elbows). The epicondyles are bony structures around the elbow joints that stick out where tendons attach. When the muscles get tight or have trauma, they can pull on the tendon attachments, which in turn pull on the epicondyles creating pain and inflammation of the epicondyles. This can result in swelling and bruising, or even a rupture of the tendons. These are typically referred to and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) with repetitive irritation to the common extensor tendon at the lateral epicondyle or medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) with repetitive irritation to the common flexor tendon at the medial epicondyle.

What are common symptoms for Golfer's/Tennis Elbow or Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis??

Typically there is pain where the soft tissues attach to the epicondyle, such as tennis and golfer's elbow. There can be swelling in the area as well and present with pain when swinging a bat, golf club or a tennis racket. Sometimes it can become painful to grip onto objects as well.

How is Golfer's/Tennis Elbow or Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis treated?

Chiropractic treatment is similar to other tendonitis treatments and targets reducing inflammation initially. This can be done with a variety of techniques. Chiropractic manipulation around the area, electronic stimulation, soft tissue therapies, taping, dry needling, bracing and rehabilitation techniques all can be used. 

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