Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicodylitis)
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. Golfer’s elbow is most common in men ages 20 to 49.
Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Pain on the bony bit on the inside of the elbow.
- Weakness in the wrist.
- Pain on the inside of the elbow when you grip something hard.
- Pain when wrist flexion (bending the wrist palm downwards) is resisted.
- Pain on resisted wrist pronation – rotating inwards (thumb downwards).
Causes of Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to rotate your arm and flex your wrist.
- Repetitive flexing, gripping, or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons.
- Despite the name, this condition doesn’t justaffect golfers. Any repetitive hand, wrist, orforearm motions can lead to can lead togolfer’s elbow.
- Risky sports include 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.
How’s Golfer’s Elbow Diagnosed?
- Golfer’s elbow is usually diagnosed based on your medical history and a physical exam. To evaluate pain and stiffness, the doctor may apply pressure to the affected area or ask you to move your elbow, wrist and fingers in various ways.
- An X-ray can help the doctor rule out other possible causes of elbow pain, such as a fracture or arthritis.
- Rarely, more comprehensive imaging studies — such as magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) — are performed.
Treatment for Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Anti-inflammatory injection
- Orthopaedic Accessory
- Shockwave Therapy
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