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elbow swelling like a golf ball

Why Is Your Elbow Swelling Like A Golf Ball?

Elbow tendonitis and elbow bursitis – here’s a foolproof guide to tell the difference for sure.

First, what you need to understand is that tendonitis and bursitis are related ailments, and both can result in your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

It goes without saying that both tendonitis and bursitis are two of the most commonly diagnosed orthopedic ailments, but the problems begin when these terms are used interchangeably.

This makes their identification and treatment all the more complicated…

But rest assured – although these ailments are related, they are by no means the same. And with proper information, you’ll be able to know what to do when your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

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Tennis Elbow vs Golfers Elbow

Tennis Elbow vs Golfers Elbow- Which is it? Find out!

Tennis elbow vs golfers elbow, both affect the arm with pain that may spread to your forearm and wrist and at times, the aching sensation may extend to the fingers. Tennis and golfer’s elbow are both characterized with persistent pain, swelling and redness – all of which affect your everyday life.

As troublesome these conditions may be, there are things you can do to accelerate your healing process. Yes, it is possible to get back to your the regular swing of things.

How do you know if it’s golfers elbow or tennis elbow?

Both golfer’s and tennis elbow occur when tendons attached to the elbow are inflamed. It could happen to anyone even if you are not into tennis or golf. The difference between these two conditions is the place where the inflammation occurs. Tennis elbow affects the outside epicondyle of your elbow while golfer’s elbow affects the inside epicondyle.

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