Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are common summertime injuries. Both are forms of elbow tendonitis, but tennis elbow is caused by damage to tendons on the outside of the elbow, while golfer’s elbow impacts tendons on the inside of the elbow. However, they are not limited to golfers or tennis players. Others who repetitively use their wrists or clench their fingers can develop golfer’s or tennis elbow as well!
Symptoms may include:
- Stiffness in your elbow
- Tenderness and pain
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers (usually the ring and little fingers)
- Weakness in your hands and wrists
Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow doesn’t have to keep you off the course or court for too long. With a consultation and proper treatment, Dr. Phipps will help relieve your pain so you can get back into the swing of things in no time.