Golfer’s elbow causes
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) has similar characteristics to tennis elbow but the issues occur on the inside of the arm, medically known as the medial side. The repeated wrist flexion in golf is the source of the inflammation but it can also come from working at a computer and manual jobs.
Golfer’s elbow symptoms
As with tennis elbow the main symptom of golfer’s elbow is pain and tenderness at the bony point of the elbow. However in contrast to tennis elbow, the pain induced by golfer’s elbow travels down the inside of the arm to the wrist.
Golfer’s elbow treatment
It is treated in the same manner as tennis elbow, with rest, ice treatment, painkillers, massages and targeted physiotherapy exercises that gradually ease the pain and restoring function. Surgery can be an option in aggravated cases with procedures fully detailed and discussed with patients.
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If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.