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Golfers Elbow

We are all somewhat familiar with the term Tennis elbow, but Golfers elbow is something that is not much heard of. It is very similar to the more known Tennis elbow with the only difference being tennis elbow stems from damage to tendons on the outside of the elbow, while golfer’s elbow is caused by tendons on the inside. It is also less common as compared to Tennis elbow. Golfers elbow is usually caused by the overusing the forearm muscle that makes the grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist. The medical name for golfers elbow is Medical Epicondylitis. It is sometimes also known as Pitchers elbow as it can also occur from throwing actions done repetitively. It can also occur to people with manual jobs like carpentry and people who work long hours on their workstations.

The most common symptom to judge a golfers elbow will be the pain in the epicondyle which is the bone bit inside of the elbow while gripping anything hard. There will be general weakness in the wrist and pain will be reproduced by bending the wrist palm downwards against resistance and resisting pronation or rotating the wrist inwards.

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