Golfer’s Elbow, also known as Medial Epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain. The name can be misleading – many times this can happen in non-golfers as well. Golfer’s elbow is simply a tendinitis of the medial (inside) part of the elbow, where some of the muscles that move your wrist and hand originate from. It is usually related to an overuse injury.
Golfer’s Elbow Treatment
Typically, this can be treated with conservative measures and surgery is rarely needed. Activity modification (avoiding painful activities), anti-inflammatories, and therapy can usually solve this problem. Steroid injections can aid in the recovery process if other treatments are not working to return you to full function of your arm and elbow.