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Sports Medicine

Elbow problems

08/26/2008

Question:

I have pain and tenderness on the inside and outside of my elbow. Can someone have both golfers elbow and tennis elbow the same time?

Answer:

The answer is "Yes."

Golfer's elbow ("medial epicondylitis") and tennis elbow ("lateral epicondylitis") both typically result from overload/overuse - for example, repetitive or sustained gripping activities, among other manual activities - and have pain and tenderness at the site of tendon attachment at the elbow.

Further information regarding each of these conditions may be found by performing a Search within the NetWellness website.

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Response by:

Brian L Bowyer, MD Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University