What's the deal with tennis/golfer's elbow?

In today’s episode we cover a really big concept regarding elbow pain. When we get elbow pain it gets put into 3 different categories:

1. Tennis Elbow
2. Golfer’s Elbow
3. Tendinitis/ Bursitis

The problem with all of that is that it really doesn't tell us what is really going on or what tissue is actually having the problem.

Without a proper and tissue specific diagnosis we can never have an accurate treatment for the problem.

This is why elbow cases are managed so poorly and linger much longer than needed.

Everyone is an “expert” on treating it or some guru at fixing it. The problem is there is a lot of factors associated with elbow pain and what is causing it.

This is why it is important to get to an expert, especially one that is a biomechanics expert to be able to fully figure out the problem.

If the problem goes on too long eventually the tendon will just degenerate, leading to an eventual tear and a visit to the surgeon.

This can all be avoided by being proactive on your pain and not simply checking on Google or WebMd.

Get to an expert and save a bigger problem down the road.