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Golfer's Elbow: Causes, Treatment & Difference With Tennis Elbow

Golfer's Elbow: Causes, Treatment & Difference With Tennis Elbow

Admin 30/05/2014 0
Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is a medical condition, which is characterized by the pain on the inner region of the affected elbow. Usually, the areas where the muscles in the forearm called the wrist flexors attach to the main tendon on the bony region of the elbow (medial epicondyle) are affected. The main tendon is referred to as the common flexor tendon. The pain can also travel to your forearm and wrist.  Difference Between Golfer's Elbow & Tennis ElbowSometimes golfer’s elbow is confused with tennis elbow but both conditions are different. Tennis elbow involves the outside of the elbow, not the inside. However, both injuries fal...
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What Is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Symptoms & Treatment

Admin 11/11/2013 0
Medically termed as Lateral Epicondylitis, tennis elbow is one of the most common causes of elbow pain, characterized by discomfort over the outer region of the elbow that may also travel down to the forearm. As the name suggests, tennis elbow is common in tennis players, however it also affects 3 percent of the population involved in work-related activities, particularly those involving the movement of the hand similar to playing tennis and other racquet sports, such as cutting, chopping meat, digging, gardening, driving, plumbing, using a screwdriver and painting.Tennis elbow is common in both men and women typically within the age group of...
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Understanding The Anatomy of the Elbow

Understanding The Anatomy of the Elbow

Admin 27/05/2013 0
Our elbow is a joint which is sometimes referred to as the funny bone. It connects the upper portion of the arm to the lower portion, or forearm. It is a synovial hinge joint due the unique arrangement of the bones which articulate to allow for some rotation as in addition to extension and flexion. These bones of the elbow are the humerus, ulna and radius.  Ligaments contribute to the stability of the elbow. Included in these are the medial collateral ligament, the lateral collateral ligament and the annular ligament and we will go into more details about each one shortly. Important tendons attaching the muscle to bone in the elbow are the bi...
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