Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation on the inner side of the elbow. While the name suggests it’s associated with golfing, it can develop in anyone who repeatedly uses their wrists and hands, such as in gripping, lifting, or throwing activities. At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we specialize in diagnosing and treating golfer’s elbow, offering comprehensive care to alleviate pain and restore function.

Symptoms of golfer’s elbow typically include pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow, often extending down the forearm. These symptoms can be exacerbated by activities like gripping objects, lifting, or bending the wrist. In some cases, individuals may experience weakness or stiffness in the elbow or forearm, affecting their ability to perform daily tasks comfortably.

Diagnosis of golfer’s elbow usually involves a thorough evaluation of symptoms and a physical examination. Imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI scans may be conducted to rule out other potential causes of elbow pain and confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment options for golfer’s elbow focus on reducing pain and inflammation while promoting healing. This may include rest and activity modification to avoid aggravating movements, along with the application of ice packs to reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Anti-inflammatory medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to help manage symptoms. Physical therapy may also be recommended to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected elbow and forearm. In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be administered to reduce inflammation and provide relief.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our team of orthopedic specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care to patients with golfer’s elbow. We work closely with each individual to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals, aiming to reduce symptoms and improve elbow function.