epicondylitis


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epicondylitis

[‚ep·ə‚kän·də′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Infection or inflammation of an epicondyle.
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Medial epicondylitis is the second most common source of elbow complaints in golfers.
Similar reductions in self-reported pain were seen in the smaller groups of patients treated for heel spur or humeral epicondylitis.
In this study the HLT Patch administered once or twice daily for pain of lateral epicondylitis resulted in the majority of patients experiencing clinically meaningful reductions in pain comparable to that seen with oral naproxen.
Tennis elbow, or lateral humeral epicondylitis, is an inflammation of tendons in the outer side of the elbow joint.
Golfer's elbow, known medically as Medial Epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive injury to the muscles that are used to pull the hand down, the wrist flexors, located on the palm side of the forearm.
The most common conditions include: bursitis, inflammation of the fluid-filled sac near a joint; carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by pressure on the median nerve; Dupuytren's contracture, clawed hand; epicondylitis or tennis elbow; a ganglion or cyst in a tendon sheath and tendinitis.
Some of the muscles controlling hand and finger movements are attached to the epicondyle, and tennis elbow is the result of tiny tears in these muscles, giving the complaint its proper name of lateral epicondylitis.
In one case, for example, a hotel executive received a diagnosis of right lateral epicondylitis (elbow) and de Quervain's tendonitis (thumb).
Treatable conditions include acute local inflammatory conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral and medial epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions.
He is suffering from medial epicondylitis, more commonly known as golfer's elbow and something that occurs after too much practice.