Golfer’s elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer’s elbow — also known as medial epicondylitis — is similar to tennis elbow. But it occurs on the inside, rather than the outside, of your elbow. And it is not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrist flexors and pronators can develop golfer’s elbow.
A Note from the Doctor: Like Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow is treated in a similar fashion and we get the same great results utilizing myotherapy, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises in a limited number of visits. The primary issue with golfers elbow is inflammation within the tendon at the attachment on the medial epicondyle and a lack of blood flow due to restrictions within the tissue. With myotherapy, we are able to break down these restrictions and create more blood flow to the injured area and allow the injury to heal quicker more efficiently. Rest may also be advised.
Many people that suffer with golfers elbow opt for cortisone injections, which will help decrease the inflammation but is often described as “masking the pain” because it does not address the underlying problem. It can be a quick way to relieve the pain associated with golfers elbow and depending on the individual can have a long-lasting effect.