Golfer’s elbow also known as medial epicondylitis which can produce pain in inner side of the forearm and elbow, it is not as common as tennis elbow, but signs and symptoms are very similar to it. Golfer’s elbow is not only limited to golf players but very common with sports like tennis and badminton, construction and plumbing workers, CrossFit, and bodybuilding.
Signs and symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow
Most common symptom with Golfer’s elbow is pain at inner forearm and elbow with lifting, gripping, hammering, squeezing, or playing sports. Another common symptom is tenderness.
It can produce tingling or numbness but that is not very common.
Patient can present with weakness of hand and wrist.
Why it happens.
Most common cause is repetitive stress on common flexor muscle tendon of the wrist, due to activities like playing racket sports, construction, or bodybuilding.
How to prevent Golfer’s elbow
- Strengthen forearm muscles.
- Regularly stretching forearm muscle before and after the work or sports
- Using proper lifting technique or ergonomics to reduce load over the tendons.
How to diagnose Golfer’s Elbow
How to treat Golfer’s Elbow