Medial Epicondylitis : Golfer’s Elbow
Medial Epicondylitis effects the tendons on the inside of the elbow. This condition is often called Golfer’s Elbow as it can occur with repeated bending, flexing, and overuse of the wrist, such as when gripping and swinging a golf club. Symptoms include pain on the inside of the elbow when flexing or squeezing objects with your hands, as well as weakness in the wrist. Pain may also occur when bending your wrist down or rotating it inwards and up toward yourself.
Golfer’s Elbow Symptoms
- Pain along the inside of the forearm with wrist, hand, or elbow movements.
- Pain or numbness and tingling that radiates from the inside of the elbow down into the hand and fingers, with gripping or squeezing movements.
- Tenderness to touch and swelling along the inside of the forearm.
- Weakness in the hand and forearm when attempting to grip objects.
- Elbow stiffness.