What is golfer’s elbow?
Medial epicondylitis or “golfer’s elbow” is a tendonitis of the flexor tendons. It often emerges after the practice of certain sports like golf, baseball and climbing as well as from certain jobs like cutting wood with an axe or chainsaw.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of “golfer’s elbow”?
- Pain on the inside of the elbow
- Pain provoked by flexion of the wrist
- Decrease in grip strength with pain
What causes “golfer’s elbow”?
The causes of medial epicondylitis can be overuse of the flexor muscles of the wrist or a lack of strength of these same flexor muscles. Certain factors predispose you to this specific tendonitis like playing golf or climbing as well as professions like a cook where repetitive cutting motions are required.
Physiotherapists are there for you!
Physiotherapists can help you during the recovery from your epicondylitis so you can hit those tennis balls again with no pain or restrictions.