Golf Elbow vs. Tennis Elbow
The difference between golfer’s and tennis elbow centers on where the elbow is inflamed.
A person suffering from tennis elbow will experience inflammation of the outside of the elbow and forearm areas, while a person suffering from golfer’s elbow will experience inflammation on the inner side of the arm and elbow.
Tennis elbow affects the lateral (outside) epicondyle tendon. These are connected to the muscles that stretch your wrist backward and allow you to spread your fingers. Golfer’s elbow affects the medial (inside) epicondyle tendon. This is attached to the muscles you use to flex your wrist and contract your fingers, like when you grip something.
If you’re suffering from either of these injuries, contact us at (301) 774-0500.