It’s summertime and many people increase their activity level as they get outside more. Some people may choose to complete more outdoor projects with their yard - mowing, weeding, gardening, and DIY projects. Others may choose more recreational activities like kayaking, cycling, tennis, and golf.
What do all these activities have in common?
That’s right, whether they are gripping hand tools, the oars of a kayak, or the handle of a racquet, everyone participating in any of the above activities must grip.
Excessive gripping or a sudden increase in gripping can increase the risk of lateral epicondylitis - aka tennis elbow. Increased gripping can also increase the risk of medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, too. What’s the difference?
Tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the elbow whereas golfer’s elbow is pain on the inside of the elbow.
How do you know if you might have either tennis elbow or...
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