Conditions Profile: Golfer’s Elbow

January 22, 2015

Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a repetitive strain injury. Overuse of the tendons that flex your wrist causes a pulling near their insertion on the inside of the elbow joint. These muscles allow you to grip, rotate, and flex the wrist, which makes these activities painful once golfer’s elbow has set in. This condition does not only affect golfer’s, and is seen commonly in office workers or anyone that uses their forearms continuously for their job.

Treatment Options: Golfer’s elbow can take upwards of a year to heal without treatment, but most cases last about six months. With treatment, golfer’s elbow is typically better within a few weeks. Treatment options include IMS needling, Active Release Techniques, Shockwave therapy, and proper homecare and activity modification.