Golfer’s Elbow (also known as Medial Epicondylitis) refers to inflammation and degeneration of the tendons on the inside of the elbow. It is characterised by pain felt along the inside of the elbow and forearm. There is also elbow pain if the elbow is straight and the hand is moved forward and back at the wrist. Golfer’s Elbow tends to be caused by prolonged gripping activities, throwing and racquet sports.
Management of Golfer’s Elbow usually involves activity modification, soft tissue treatment such as massage and stretching and supervised strengthening exercises. Ice, anti-inflammatoy medication and a compression strap can also be very effective at reducing localised strain of this area.