Definition and Susceptibility
Both tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are overuse injuries that are caused by repetitive motions of the forearm and wrist, leading to inflammation or partial to full tears of the tendon, and resulting in pain. Each condition tends to start gradually, but can worsen over time.
Experienced by more than just tennis players and golfers, these conditions typically afflict those ages 40-60 who participate in jobs or activities where they perform repetitive movements with their arms. Tennis elbow is found among painters, carpenters, mechanics and cooks, among other physical professions; golfer’s elbow affects assembly line workers, plumbers, gardeners, construction crew members, exercisers who weight train and more.