Golfer elbow is a similar injury to tennis elbow only it affects the inside of the elbow instead. The flexor muscles of the forearm, the muscles responsible for bending the fingers and thumb, clenching the fist and supinating the hand excluding biceps brachialis, come together in a common tendon which is inserted in to the medial epicondyle of the humerus at the elbow joint. In response to minor injury, or sometimes for no obvious reason at all, the point of insertion becomes inflamed.
The condition is called Golfer’s elbow because in making a golf swing this tendon is stressed; many people, however, who develop the condition have never handled a golf club.
It is also sometimes called Pitcher’s elbow due to the same tendon being stressed by the throwing of objects such as a baseball, but this usage is much less frequent
Also known as flexor / pronator tendinopathy this elbow pain is seen in tennis players who use a lot of top spin on their forehand shots.
Symptoms of golfer elbow include:
What can the athlete do about golfer elbow?
Visit Physioline for treatment and rehabilitation
We fully rehabilitate and strengthen the elbow and follow guidelines that will help you avoid the injury in the future .treatment broadly comprises of:-