What is Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis anyway

Golfer’s elbow symptoms:

  • Tenderness and on the inside of elbow,  near the “funny bone” region.
  • Stiffness on the inside of your elbow, especially in the morning or after the elbow has not moved for a period of time,
  • A pain on the outside of elbow.
  • The symptoms tend to get worse.
  • The pain is felt over the outer part of the bone.
  • The symptoms become worse when gripping.
  • Noticeable wrist weakness often associated with pain.
Golfer’s elbow is caused by inflammation and degeneration of the “gripping muscles”. It is caused by overuse, excessive or prolonged activity with inadequate rest, improper technique during lifting, throwing, and swinging can increase the risk of injury.

Not preparing properly for exercise can increase your risk of suffering injury, so be sure you're warmed up and ready to break a sweat!

Although golfer's elbow is often thought of as a "golfer's problem," the term applies to a group of disorders that affect the tendons that move the forearm and wrist. This condition is common in people who participate in baseball, tennis, or other racquet sports, but can also occur in other activities such as gardening, bowling, and carpentry.

While the single cause may not be immediately determined in all cases, we will develop a comprehensive treatment based on several factors as we evaluate you Golfer's Elbow symptoms.

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