Golfer’s 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.



  • 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


  • Pain and tenderness on the bony bump on the inside of the elbow
  • Pain may radiate into the forearm and wrist
  • Improper lifting, throwing or hitting
  • 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


  • 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
  • Doctor may recommend a corticosteroid injection to relieve pain
  • Injection of platelets into the affected area to promote healing. (PRP)
  • Removing damaged tissue or repairing the tendons through surgery.

It's important to note that the best treatment plan for a golfer's elbow will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual patient. Book an appointment with us and consult with our specialist for a personalized treatment plan.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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