Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
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What are the symptoms of Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)?
The primary symptom is pain on the inside of the elbow. This pain can extend into the forearm, hands and wrists. This can often be accompanied by a reduced range of movement, stiffness, and tingling in the arms, wrist and hands, particularly in the little finger.
What causes Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)?
The elbow joint is surrounded by muscles that move your elbow, wrists and fingers. These muscles are connected to the surrounding bones by tendons.
Golfer’s Elbow is caused by damage to the tendons in the forearm that connect to the bony part on the inside of the elbow. This part is called the medical epicondyle, hence the clinical name – Medial Epicondylitis. It is often caused by repetitive movements, or excessive load. Although it is know as Golfer’s Elbow, this injury is not only limited to playing golf; it can occur from any physical activity that uses the arms, hands, and wrists, particularly with excessive bending of the wrists. This can be golf, rowing, weightlifting, baseball or occupational to name a few.
Dr. KATARINA JANKOVIC
Dr Katarina Jankovic is a Consultant Anaesthetist who, with her highly specialised skillset and incredible passion for treating patients, brings a wealth of expertise to the Pain Management service at the Rogers Regenerative Medical Group
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