Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylalgia)


Golfer’s elbow is often caused by people who play racquetsports or golf. They may also have tennis elbow and overuse their forearms, traumatize their elbows by playing many “fat” shots of golf, or poor swing technique.

Common symptoms include pain at the elbow’s inner side and resisted wristflexion.

Most cases can be relieved by activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, ice, progressive stretching, and strengthening. Recalcitrant cases only have the option of surgery.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Reduce the chance of reoccurrence
  • Increase your fitness
  • Enhance Function
  • Increase Muscle Strength and Performance
  • Increase oxygen to tissues
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase Relaxation
  • Self-care for Symptoms
  • Increase tolerance for prolonged activities

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