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Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s elbow or Medial epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. Golfer’s Elbow is caused due to the repeated strain on tendons from an inappropriate method of grasping objects, and overuse of wrist and arm while bending, which can result in micro-tears of tendons leading to forearm, wrist, and elbow pain.

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Causes of Golfers elbow

Although the name specifies it to be a condition for golfers only but it can occur to any person due to the following reasons:

  • Overuse of the muscles in the forearm that allow gripping, rotating, and flexing movement
  • Damage to the muscles and tendons that control the wrist and fingers
  • Improper lifting, throwing, or hitting
  • Overusing tools like screwdrivers and hammers, raking, or painting
  • Lack of warm-up before playing a sport or exercise
  • Poor Wrist strength making it highly susceptible to injuries
Symptoms of Golfers elbow
  • Pain and tenderness on the bony bump on the inside of the elbow
  • Pain may radiate into the forearm and wrist
  • Pain that typically worsens with certain movements
  • Stiffness around the elbow that makes it difficult to make a fist
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists
  • Numbness or tingling sensations that might radiate into one or more fingers usually the ring and little finger
Treatments for Golfers elbow
  • Adequate rest to the arm
  • Apply Cold Compress or Ice packs to relieve pain and swelling
  • Physical or Occupational therapy that involves stretching exercises to strengthen the forearm muscles.
  • Wearing an Elbow brace to protect from further strain and relieve existing pain