Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Medial epicondylitis also known as golfer's elbow is characterized by pain along the palm side of the forearm, from the elbow to the wrist, on the same side as the little finger.

The pain is caused by inflammation of the tendons and can be felt while bending the wrist against resistance or when squeezing an object.

Associated symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness near the elbow on the inside.
  • Stiffness in elbow joint.
  • Weakness in your hands.
  • Numbness or tingling in hand or finger.

Treatment for medial epicondylitis:

  • Activity modification: Stopping the activity that produces the symptoms. It is important to avoid the movement that causes severe pain and modify those activities.
  • Cryotherapy: Ice pack application (to reduce inflammation)
  • Strengthening exercises.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • Bracing.