Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. 

 

Medial epicondylitis (also called golfers elbow) is an inflammation of the tendons attaching to the inside of the elbow. These tendons attach to the muscles involved in flexing the wrist and fingers.

 

Medial epicondylitis is an overuse injury caused by excessive use of the muscles involved in flexing the wrist and fingers (as in a golf swing). As a large muscle mass (the forearm flexor musculature) attaches to one small point on the elbow, this area is easily inflamed.

 

  • Forearm range of motion
  • Forearm flexibility
  • Forearm strength