Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Medial Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as “Golfers Elbow”, is a degeneration and inflammation of the common wrist flexor tendons which attach at the medial epicondyle, the bony protrusion at the inner aspect of the elbow. Golfers Elbow is caused by overuse of the muscles that bend the wrist forward, and can occur with sporting activities or heavy lifting. Patients generally feel pain and tenderness on the inner part of the elbow with direct pressure or movement of the wrist.
Treatment is dependent on the severity of symptoms and may include rest, bracing, ice, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).