Golfer’s elbow, medically termed “medial epicondylitis,” is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tendons inside the elbow. At HSA, we specialize in diagnosing and treating golfer’s elbow, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and restore elbow health.
What are the symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow?
Although its name suggests a connection to golf, this condition can affect anyone who repeatedly uses their forearm muscles, such as golfers, tennis players, and individuals involved in activities that require gripping, lifting, or throwing. Golfer’s elbow typically presents with the following symptoms:
- Elbow Pain: Persistent pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow, near the bony bump called the medial epicondyle. The pain may radiate down the forearm.
- Weakness: Weakening of the forearm muscles, leading to difficulty with activities that involve gripping or flexing the wrist.
- Stiffness and Limited Range of Motion: Reduced elbow joint flexibility makes it challenging to bend or straighten the arm fully.
- Pain Aggravation: Pain may worsen with specific movements, such as flexing the wrist or gripping objects.
- Pain with Common Actions: Activities that involve wrist flexion or gripping, such as swinging a golf club, can exacerbate the pain.