Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow

Clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is usually caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm, near the elbow joint. As a result, the tendons on the outside or inside of the elbow become inflamed. 

Symptoms of Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow
Pain, tenderness, and stiffness, often on the inner side of your elbow.
Golfer's elbow is usually diagnosed based on a physical exam. An X-ray or MRI can help the doctor rule out other causes of elbow pain, such as a fracture or arthritis.
Surgery is rarely required. First-line treatment is ice, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy such as laser or shockwave therapy and, if necessary, cortisone injections to alleviate pain and inflammation. Wrist braces and elbow straps are prescribed to help rest the injured tendons, followed by stretching and strengthening exercises to restore your range of movement. Surgery is only performed if the pain remains severe and does not respond to other treatments. 

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