Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow is also known as Medial epicondylitis. Most people who develop this condition have never played golf. It is caused by an inflammation of the tendons that connects the forearm to the elbow. The pain generally centres on the bony bump on the inside of the elbow and may radiate down into the forearm. It is generally caused by an over use of the muscles in the forearm, that allow the gripping action, the arm to rotate, and flex the wrist. It is the repetition of these actions that can cause tiny tears in the tendons thus causing inflammation and pain.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain and tenderness along the inner part of the elbow, and sometimes pain extending along the inner part of the arm
  • Stiffness when turning and bending the arm
  • Weakness or the arm
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Difficulty gripping small objects and turning a door handle or opening a jar

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