Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition which causes pain on the inner aspect of the elbow where the common flexor tendon converges and attaches. Similar to tennis elbow the condition is predominantly due to overuse and results in a breakdown of the tendon as it attaches into the inner most part of the elbow. Although a common injury in golfers it is not limited to golf and can affect tennis players or anyone carrying out repetitive and/or forceful tasks with the upper extremity.
Symptoms of Golfers Elbow
Golfers elbow can be an extremely debilitating condition and is marked by pain on the inside of the elbow joint which can remain local or refer down the forearm towards the hand. To touch there is marked tenderness over the inner aspect of the elbow and pain is usually aggravated by gripping and lifting activities.
Treatment of Golfers Elbow
Our Chartered Physiotherapists will provide a thorough examination of the arm and neck in order to establish the source and causes of your elbow pain. Once an accurate diagnoses of golfers elbow has been made and the causes identified your physiotherapist will commence treatment using a combination of any of the following treatments: deep tissue massage, friction massage, laser, dry needling, stretching & strengthening exercises, joint mobilisation and corrective taping.