What is Golfers Elbow (clinically known as medial epicondylitis)?
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow.
Golfer’s elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist. Repetitive flexing, gripping, or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons.
Risky sports include funnily enough tennis, bowling, and baseball (in fact, it’s sometimes called pitcher’s elbow). People may also get it from using tools like screwdrivers and hammers, raking, or painting.
Both tennis and golfers elbow are types of tendinopathies that affect the tendons that flex the forearm in golf and tendons that extend the forearm in tennis.
Golfer’s elbow is also less common.
Symptoms of this condition
- Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow. Sometimes the pain extends along the inner side of your forearm
- Pain typically worsens with certain movements
- Your elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt to make a fist
- You may have weakness in your hands and wrists
- Numbness or tingling. These sensations might radiate into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers
Treatments we provide for Golfers elbow
- Dry Needling (Electro acupuncture)
- Sports taping
- Rest from offending activity (where possible)