Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is condition of the medial epicondyle of the elbow. The anterior forearm contains several muscles that are involved with flexing the fingers and thumb, and flexing and pronating the wrist. The tendons of these muscle come together in a common tendinous sheath, which is inserted into the medial epicondyle of the humerus at the elbow joint. In response to trauma or cumulative trauma disorder(overuse), the elbow can end up with a tendonosis of the flexor tendon.



Causes & Treatment

Medial elbow conditions can be caused by various activities that involve repetitive or forceful wrist flexion and or pronation. Some common examples include, golf, tennis forehands or adding slice or topspin to a serve or forehand, throwing, weightlifting, etc.

Our office treats this tendonosis by eliminating adhesions and fibrosis of the common flexor tendon where it inserts to the elbow. This is done by using Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, stretching and ultimately a strength and stabilization program.

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