While not limited to golfers, golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain to the inside of your arm where the muscles in your forearm attach to the bony bump found on the inside of your elbow. This is caused by damage to your muscles and tendons that control your wrist and fingers. Golfer’s elbow is relatively common and caused by the excessive use or repetitive stress to your arm with the pain often spreading into your forearm and wrist. Golfer’s elbow is best characterized by these symptoms:
Severe discomfort or pain on the inner side of your forearm
Weakness in your hands and wrists
Elbow or wrist stiffness
Feeling a pins and needles sensation on your forearm or elbow
Your elbow is inflamed, and you may be running a fever
Tingling in the fingers of your affected arm
To treat your golfer’s elbow, our chiropractor may prescribe specific therapies, exercises or massages to alleviate the pain and tension, to wear a brace, and refrain from strenuous activity or intense muscle and tendon strain to allow your body time to heal. To prevent medial epicondylitis from occurring again, our chiropractor may recommend for you to engaging in weight strengthening and frequently stretch the affected arm.