The most common elbow injuries are well known – normally referred to as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, the correct medical terms are lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis respectively.
The terms tennis and golf are not the definite causes of injury; they are a generic term applied to a set of symptoms usually experienced on either the inside, or outside of the elbow. Though it is common in those that play racket sports and golf, it can be experienced by many athletes whose sport involves any significant gripping/grasping of an object.
Identifying and addressing the root of the problem is the key to its resolution. In some instances practitioners like to simply inject the injury and carry on. However, this does not address the underlying cause and can just be a temporary fix. A complete treatment solution, addressing all aspects of the injury gives the best possible chance of success, injections do have their place, but as part of a more detailed management strategy.