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could i have tennis and golfer's elbow in both elbows ?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Tennis and golfer's elbows are terms used to describe a lateral and medial epicondylitis. One does not need to play tennis or golf to get these conditions as they are inflammatory conditions that can be caused by almost any activities involving the arms and elbows.

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My husband's grandparent might have golfer's elbow. What is it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help: There are a number of conditions that affect the elbow area. The three most common conditions are "lateral epicondylitis" (tennis elbow), "medial epicondylitis" (golfers elbow), and medial collateral ligament sprain (throwers elbow).The first two conditions are very similar, however the first affects the outside of the elbow (lateral), and the second affects the inside of the elbow (medial).
A 36-year-old member asked:

Whats golfer's elbow?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes a golfer's elbow?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Golfers elbow: Golfers elbow is caused by stress to the inner aspect of the elbow. This is due to the position of the elbow during the swing process. Inflammation develops in the tendon on that side of the elbow.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is golfer's elbow?

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Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Tendonitis. : Golfer's elbow is a inflammation of the tendons that insert on the inside of your elbow (close to the funny bone). Usually it causes pain with pressing on the area or with certain wrist movements. The tendons are from the muscles that flex the wrist down so sometimes this motion can aggravate the pain. There can also be tingling associated with it. Often it has nothing to do with golf!
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