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Medial epicondylitis
(golfer’s elbow)- cause

Repetitive flexion (forehand shots) or idiopathic

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Medial epicondylitis
(golfer’s elbow) - pain

near medial epicondyle

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Lateral epicondylitis
(tennis elbow) - cause

Repetitive extension (backhand shots) or idiopathic

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Lateral epicondylitis
(tennis elbow) - pain

near lateral epicondyle

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• A golfer has chronic pain on the medial side of his right elbow. What arm motion done in excess likely led to this condition?

Repetitive flexion (forehand shots), causing medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)

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• A tennis player has chronic pain on the lateral side of her right elbow. What arm motion done in excess likely led to this condition?

Repetitive extension (backhand shots), causing lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

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• While commonly associated with sports such as golf and tennis, can medial or lateral epicondylitis arise from other causes?

Yes, either may arise idiopathically

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