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Though elbow pain is common in athletes - and we do see our fair share of tennis players, golfers, pickleball players, and lawn bowlers - it is also common in those that perform repetitive tasks, such as avid gardeners. Tennis elbow refers to the inflammation of the tendons where they attach on the lateral (thumb side) of the elbow, whereas golfer’s elbow refers to the tendons on the medial (pinky side) of the elbow. They are also known as lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis, respectively. The pain can vary from a burning sensation at the elbow to shooting pains down the forearm. When impacted, lifting minor objects, even as light as a coffee cup, can cause severe pain.
Other common symptoms include:
Tenderness on the lateral or medial side of the elbow
Pain when opening the hand (tennis elbow) or pain when making a fist (golfer’s elbow)
Difficulty holding, pinching, or gripping objects