Is It Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow?

There's nothing more frustrating than preparing for a big day on the green or on the courts only to realize the twinge in your elbow has turned into full-blown pain that is holding you back from your game. While you don't have to be playing tennis or golf to experience either of these conditions, if you do play you likely want to figure out how to fix it fast so you can get back to the game.

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is extremely common in those over 40 who enjoy sports and activities like tennis, squash, racquetball, baseball, football, weightlifting and even gardening. It causes pain when gripping or lifting anything, even something simple like opening a door.

The most common place to feel tenderness when it comes to tennis elbow is on the bony part of the outside of the elbow. This is where the biggest difference is between tennis and golfer's elbow.

What Is Golfer's Elbow?

Golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is also common in those over 40 who enjoy hobbies such as golf, tennis, squash, racquetball, baseball, football, archery, fencing, weightlifting and using a computer.

The most common place to feel pain or tenderness when it comes to golfer's elbow is on the inside of the elbow. It can also spread to your wrists and fingers.

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help

Both golfer's elbow and tennis elbow are caused by overuse of the joints, muscles and tendons, which eventually leads to inflammation. This inflammation causes the pain that keeps many players out of the game. Stem cell therapy is a new, revolutionary way being studied to reduce inflammation in joints and promote healing.

To find out more about how stem cell therapy could help your elbow or any other sports injuries, call us today at 760-670-3621.

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