These tendons join the muscle to the bone and if the muscles become overused this can produce pain on the tendon on either the inside (Golfers elbow) or outside (Tennis elbow) of the joint where it attaches to its bony anchor point.
Problems with the elbow can commonly be resolved with hands on therapy to release tight muscles accompanied by strengthening exercises to improve endurance in the future.
Tennis Elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It’s clinically known as lateral epicondylitis.
It often occurs after overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow. Tennis elbow is sometimes caused by playing tennis, however it is often caused by other repetitive activities that place stress on the elbow eg DIY or playing the violin.
Pain that occurs on the inner side of the elbow is often known as Golfer’s elbow.