These are the non medical terms generally used to describe two conditions often related to the overuse of the muscles attached to the elbow.
Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is the most common overuse injury in adults, relating to elbow pain around the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.
Symptoms include, a painful or tender to touch outer part of the elbow and often a loss of grip strength.
Golfers Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis which manifests itself in much the same way but effecting the inside bony prominence of the elbow, its origin is the insertion point for the muscles used to bend the wrist downwards.
Often the cause is either direct trauma to the elbow or in most cases repeated overuse which places stress on the tendons and thus leads to inflammation (Tendonitis) due to micro tears in the tendons (Tendinosis)
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