This overuse injury involves the tendons from the muscles that extend (bend back) the wrist and fingers. These strong muscles have a small tendon that inserts into a small area of bone on the outer aspect of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). After rapid repetitive motion this tendon becomes inflamed. This produces pain on the outside of the elbow.
Golfers elbow involves the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the inner side of the elbow (medial epicondyle). These muscles flex (bend forwards) the wrist and fingers.
- overuse, excessive activity, repeated violent wrist extension or twisting
- weak muscles or imbalance
- incorrect equipment
- poor technique
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