Golfers Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
Pain occurs on the inner (medial) side of the elbow where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the elbow. Golfers Elbow is a painful condition of the medial elbow caused by overuse of musculature that attaches to the elbow. It’s a common injury to golfers as the name implies, however it affects a lot of other people as well such as bowlers and baseball players. Individuals at high risk of developing this condition are those routinely using screwdrivers, hammers, raking, or painting. Both golfers elbow and tennis elbow are both forms of elbow tendonitis.
The muscles that attach to the medial elbow become weakened from overuse and microscopic tears form in the tendon where it attaches to the medial elbow. Golfers Elbow is less often seen in our office compared to tennis elbow however both conditions can be extremely bothersome. Our physical therapists typically have excellent results with these types of injuries. As with all conditions it is best to get checked as soon as possible. Our physical therapists at Total Medical Physical Therapy are here to help. Call now 718-730-9040