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What's the difference between tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?

Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are both forms of tendonitis that occur at the elbow joint. Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the elbow (wrist extensors). Golfer’s elbow is inflammation of the tendons on the pinky side of the elbow (wrist flexors).

(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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