Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s elbow is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Tendons around the elbow joint become inflamed, causing pain and tenderness. Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are similar, the primary difference between the two is the location of the pain.

Cause – Overuse
The cause of this injury can vary from a single violent action or can occur gradually from repetitive stresses on the tendon. Golf is one common cause of these symptoms, but many other sport- and work-related activities can cause the same problem. Another common cause of this injury is with weekend carpenters who use hand tools on occasion.

There are many treatment options for golfer’s elbow. In most cases, treatment involves a team approach. Primary doctors, physical therapists, and, in some cases, surgeons work together to provide the most effective care.

 

Symptoms
Pain or burning on the inner part of your elbow
Weak grip strength