There are two major types of Tendonitisthe effect the elbow
Tennis elbow is a painful condition on and around the bony prominence (epicondyle) on
the outside (lateral side) of the elbow. This location gives tennis elbow its technical
name: lateral epicondylitis. Pain may radiate down your arm. Gripping or extending your
wrist may intensify the pain.
Golfers elbow describes a similar condition. The pain focus is the knobby bump on
the inside of the elbow closest to the body (the medial side), so it is technically known
as medial epicondylitis
General information about elbow Tendonitis
Both tennis elbow and golfers elbow typically result from repetitive arm
movement. Over-using the muscles in your arm can lead to tiny tears in the tendons that
attach the muscles in your forearms to the epicondyles. If you continue to do the activity
without allowing the tears to heal, the tendons can become inflamed. This condition can be
caused by excessive use of your arm in long sessions practicing your golf swing or tennis
stroke and in many other activities, including painting, raking, pitching, rowing,
hammering and using a screwdriver.