Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist.

Golfer’s elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allows you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist. Repetitive flexing or swinging can cause tears in the tendons.

Despite the name, this condition does not just affect golfers. Athletes who are involve in tennis, bowling and baseball are also prone to it.

Common symptoms of Golfer’s elbow

    • Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow. Sometimes the pain extends along the inner side of your forearm.
    • Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt to make a fist.
    • Weakness. You may have weakness in your hands and wrists.
    • Numbness or tingling. Many people with golfer’s elbow experience numbness or a tingling sensation that radiates into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers.

Consult Dr Siow if rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers does not ease your elbow pain and tenderness. Seek immediate care with us if:

    • Your elbow is hot and inflamed and you have a fever
    • You can’t bend your elbow
    • Your elbow looks deformed
    • You suspect you’ve broken a bone

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