Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is an inflammatory condition of the medial epicondyle of the elbow. It is in some ways similar to tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow.

CAUSES :

  • Overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to rotate your arm and flex your wrist.
  • Repetitive flexing, gripping, or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons.

 

 

SYMPTOMS :

  • Pain on the outer part of elbow (lateral epicondyle).
  • Tenderness over the lateral epicondyle
  • Gripping and movements of the wrist hurt, especially wrist flexion.
  • Activities that use the muscles that flexes the wrist (e.g. pouring a pitcher or gallon of milk, lifting with the palm down) are characteristically painful.
  • Morning stiffness

 

GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY :

  • Improves pain through advanced modalities.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Strengthening of extensors of elbow.
  • Alignment correction through manual therapy
  • Taping technique
  • Laser therapy for instant pain relief

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