Sports Medicine

Signs You Have Tennis Golfers Elbow

June 28, 2018

Signs You Have Tennis Golfers Elbow

Did you know more golfers suffer from tennis elbow than golf elbow? In fact, only 5% of all cases are actually related to tennis. Any repetitive motion or overuse of the arm, forearm, or hand muscles, can result in a painful golf swing. Tendonitis in the elbows most often occurs in the dominant arm of men ages 30 to 50.

Tennis elbow symptoms include:

  • Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow
  • Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects
  • Pain is made worse by stabilizing or moving the wrist with force

Examples include:

  • Lifting
  • Using tools
  • Opening jars
  • Handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush, knife or fork

If you think you have golf related tennis elbow, see your doctor.

Treatment usually includes:

  • Resting the injured tendon
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Promoting muscle strength
  • Adopting proper swing mechanics
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