Arthritis affects more than 52 million U.S. adults and manifests in the form of painful symptoms like joint stiffness and inflammation. While many choose to treat symptoms with medication, relief from your arthritis pain isn’t always found in a pill bottle.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, causes inflammation and pain in the outer portion of the elbow, where the tendons and forearm muscles meet the humerus (the bone in the upper arm). Tennis elbow can affect anyone; in fact, about 80 percent of people who get tennis elbow aren’t actually tennis players. The same symptom on the inside of the elbow is a condition known as “golfer’s elbow,” or medial epicondylitis.
Arthritis is a crippling and widespread disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 52 million Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed. Arthritis targets the joints, but there are a number of conditions that fall under its umbrella.