The epicondyles are the bony bumps you can feel on the inside and outside of your elbow. Tendinopathy or epicondylopathy is a term used by a growing number of tendon experts to describe tendinitis (inflammation) and tendinosis (microtears) collectively. These terms aren't yet universally used. Your doctor may still use the term tendinitis or epicondylitis to describe tendon injuries to the inner or outer elbow. "Tennis elbow" (lateral epicondylopathy) is a tendon injury that causes pain on the outside of the elbow. "Golfer's elbow" (medial epicondylopathy) causes pain on the inside of the elbow.
See a picture of the elbow's olecranon bursa. Bursitis here causes pain over the point and back of the elbow.
To prevent and ease elbow pain during work, play, or daily activities:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma|
|Last Revised||November 26, 2012|
Last Revised: November 26, 2012
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