Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow

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Case description

Elbow problems typically occur where the tendon attaches to the bone. The problem occurs due to repetitive stress which causes interstitial tearing, inflammation and swelling.
Tennis elbow is usually seen in patients who perform manual labor or sports which require twisting and extension of the wrist against resistance. Differential diagnosis include radial tunnel syndrome, which should be considered if the symptoms of tennis elbow are not going away with treatment.
Golfer’s elbow is a condition when inflammation, soreness or pain occur on the medial side of the elbow. Pain is due to repetitive overuse or overload activities which are aggravated by movement of the wrist. Ultrasound evaluation may be very helpful. Treatment include rest, conservative treatment NSAIDS's and steroids injections and when there is no improvement surgery may be needed.

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