Golfer and Tennis Elbow Treatment Specialist

Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

  • Welcome pain-free arm movement again by treating your golfer and tennis elbow
  • Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon
  • Internationally recognised, more than 5000 surgeries performed

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What is A Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow?

A Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are common conditions affecting the tendons and muscles around the elbow. These conditions are typically experienced by athletes, sporting individuals, and those who perform repetitive arm movements. Without proper attention and treatment, the condition may result in:

  • Increased pain and discomfort, affecting daily activities
  • Decreased grip strength, making it difficult to hold or lift objects
  • Stiffness in the elbow joint, restricting movement
  • Potential for chronic inflammation and lasting damage

Symptoms Of A Golfer's Elbow or Tennis Elbow

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of golfer's or tennis elbow early can help prevent long-term complications. The symptoms for both conditions are quite similar, as they involve the same muscle groups and tendons. Here are some common signs:

Pain and tenderness at the elbow

This is caused by inflammation and microtears in the tendons connecting the forearm muscles to the elbow joint.

Stiffness and restricted movement

The inflammation in the affected tendons may cause the elbow joint to become stiff and limit its range of motion.

Weakness in the forearm or wrist

As the muscles and tendons around the elbow joint are affected, this results in weakness when gripping or lifting objects.

Sensitivity to touch or pressure

The inflamed tendons may be more sensitive to touch or pressure, causing discomfort when the area is pressed or bumped.

Get back to swinging with ease
with proper diagnosis and treatment.

Regain your strength and flexibility while preventing further damage and long-term complications.
Treatment for golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow allows you to rediscover the joy of your favourite sport by restoring your grip, control, and overall arm function.

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

The main difference between golfer’s and tennis elbow lies in the location of the pain. Golfer’s elbow affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow, while tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow.

How long does it take for golfer's or tennis elbow to heal?

The healing time depends on the severity of the condition and the individual’s response to treatment. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months for the pain to subside with proper treatment and rest.

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Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

Internationally Recognised & Double Fellowship-Trained Surgeon With Over 18 Years of Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),
    National University of Singapore
  • Member of The Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS),
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (MMed),
    National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FRCS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former Head of the Hip and Knee Division in Ng Teng Fong Hospital, he has won awards for superior patient outcomes (value driven), service quality and enhanced recovery programmes. His patients include current and former national athletes and sporting professionals.

Why Choose

Dr Wang Lushun?



Leadership on Orthopaedic Advisory Boards



Double Fellowships at Centres of Excellence



Senior Consultant with Over 18 Years of Experience

Can I Use Medisave For Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow Treatment?

Yes, you can use Medisave to offset the cost of your procedure. Reach out to us today to learn more about payment options.

Patient-Centred Orthopaedic Care

We are dedicated to your recovery and well-being. Every patient deserves the freedom that comes with active living. Whether you're an athlete sidelined by an injury or a weekend hobbyist desperate to return to your passion, our mission is to help you regain your mobility and independence.

Personalised Approach For Positive Outcomes

Our clinic prioritizes time dedicated to understanding each patient’s injuries and needs. Dr Wang strongly believes that personalised care & patient management will lead to better outcomes & positive experiences.

Minimally Invasive Techniques For Faster Recovery

Dr Wang’s extensive experience with minimally invasive procedures allows for less scarring, lower risk of complications and faster recovery compared to traditional surgical methods.

Aftercare Focused On Restoring Mobility & Well-Being

As an avid sportsperson, Dr Wang understands the time and patience required to regain mobility and return to active living. After your procedure is completed, Dr Wang will make sure your recovery is smooth and comfortable.


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We accept all patients, with or without insurance plans. Additionally, we are on the specialist panels of these Health Networks/Insurance Plans. Please contact us if you have any queries and we will be happy to assist you in checking with your insurance provider.

Our Clinic Locations

3 Mount Elizabeth, #13-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, #05-51, Medical Centre D, Singapore 574623

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I prevent golfer's or tennis elbow?

    To prevent golfer’s or tennis elbow, focus on proper technique when performing repetitive arm movements, use ergonomic equipment, maintain overall arm strength, and take breaks to avoid overuse and strain on the tendons and muscles around the elbow.

    Can I continue playing sports with golfer's or tennis elbow?

    Continuing to play sports without addressing the underlying issue can worsen golfer’s or tennis elbow. It’s best to rest, seek treatment, and gradually return to your sport once your healthcare professional approves and your pain has subsided.

    When should I see a doctor for golfer's or tennis elbow?

    You should see a doctor if your elbow pain persists for more than a few weeks, worsens despite rest and at-home treatments, or if it significantly affects your daily activities and ability to perform routine tasks.

    Do golfer's and tennis elbow braces help with the pain?

    Elbow braces can provide support, compression, and stability, which may help alleviate some pain caused by golfer’s or tennis elbow. However, it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional to ensure proper

    What are the treatment options for golfer's or tennis elbow?

    Treatment options for golfer’s or tennis elbow can range from conservative methods such as rest, ice, compression, and anti-inflammatory medications to more advanced treatments like physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, shockwave therapy, and in some cases, surgery.