Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is painful condition of the inner aspect of elbow due to overuse.

It’s an inflammatory condition of the flexor tendons of the forearm at the inner aspect of elbow leading to pain.

Cause
  • Repeated over usage
  • Idiopathic
Symptoms
  • Pain – worse with movements
  • Swelling
  • Decreased grip strength
Investigations
  • X rays – to rule out bony abnormality at elbow
  • MRI – to rule out soft tissue injury
  • EMG – to rule out nerve compression
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Rest
  • Analgesics
  • Splint/brace
  • Physiotherapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • PRP injections
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
Surgical
  • It involves removing the damaged muscle and reattaching the healthy muscle at the elbow.
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