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GOLFERS ELBOW

Meidal epicondylitis, or more commonly referred to as golfer’s elbow, is actually a similar injury to tennis elbow only it affects the inside area of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow is commonly experienced by those who ‘throw’ and with golfers hence the nickname. Sometimes golfer’s elbow is also referred to as flexor pronator tendinopathy; this elbow pain is seen in tennis players who use a lot of top spin on their forehand shots.

Overuse injuries of the elbow are especially common among athletes. Any sport that subjects an athlete to repetitive elbow flexion-extension or wrist motion can cause these syndromes. This is a condition that can occur at any age; interestingly it is commonly seen in patients between 40 and 60 years of age.