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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.

Treatment Options for Golfer’s Elbow

At HSA, we offer a range of treatment options to address golfer’s elbow based on the severity of the condition and your individual needs. The treatments available include:

  • Rest and Activity Modification: Temporarily avoiding activities that worsen symptoms to allow the tendons to heal.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises and stretching routines to strengthen the forearm muscles, improve flexibility, and promote healing.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Medications to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Elbow Brace: Wearing a brace or band around the forearm reduces strain on the affected tendons and allows healing.
  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injections of corticosteroids into the affected area to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
  • Regenerative Medicine: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes the body’s platelets to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
  • Surgical Intervention: In rare cases where conservative treatments fail to provide relief, our skilled surgeons may recommend surgical options, such as debridement (removal of damaged tissue) or tendon repair.
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Prasant Atluri MD

Why choose HSA for Golfer’s Elbow?

Our board-certified specialists offer extensive experience in diagnosing and using state-of-the-art technologies and advanced surgical techniques to optimize treatment outcomes. Their specialized training in orthopedics and microvascular surgery makes them well-equipped to provide effective and personalized care for your condition. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to golfer’s elbow treatment, providing a wide range of non-surgical and surgical options tailored to your needs. Our goal is to relieve your symptoms, improve elbow function, and facilitate a smooth recovery.

Same-day appointments with a specialist

If you are experiencing symptoms of golfer’s elbow, such as persistent elbow pain or weakness, do not hesitate to seek professional care. Contact HSA to schedule an appointment with our experienced specialists and begin your journey toward recovery from golfer’s elbow. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the highest quality care and support throughout your treatment process.

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