Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Characterized as lateral elbow pain that is often aggravated by gripping. It is most commonly caused by overuse of the arm. Tennis elbow is much more common than Golfer's elbow (Medial epicondylitis).
Golfer's Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
Characterized as medial elbow pain that is often aggravated by lifting, flexing and complete extension of the wrist. There is often pain when completely straightening the elbow. This is seen so often in golf, because golfers keep their elbow locked, and then apply force. By doing this repetitively it strains the medial aspect of the elbow.
What can I do?
- Rest – avoid the activities that cause irritation.
- Ice/Heat – try to get rid of any inflammation. Ask your doctor whether you should use ice or heat. Ice massage will also be beneficial.
- Bracing – stabilize irritated area, especially if planning on returning to all activities.
- Exercises to strengthen the elbow joint.
For a more detailed explanation of exercises, call and book an appointment to speak with a chiropractor. Every program that is designed is tailored to each individual.