Elbow Pain is common among individuals who partake in activities of a repetitive nature. The most common are Flexor Tendinopathy (Golfers Elbow) and Extensor Tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow).
These are overuse injuries and are caused by damaging the muscle tissue at the point it anchors to the arm bone at the elbow. It occurs when more force is applied to an area than the normal healthy tissues can handle. Both will exhibit local pain in the area and tension throughout the forearm and hand.
Causes of Elbow Pain
- Unaccustomed hand use. eg painting a fence, hammering, lots of typing.
- Excessive gripping activities
- Poor forearm muscle strength or tight muscles
- Poor technique (Golf Swing/Tennis Shot)