What is Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a term used to describe tendinopathy to the medial aspect of the elbow; this is also known as Medial Epicondylitis. It results in pain on the medial epicondyle of the forearm which is the origin for the flexor tendons.

Medial Epicondylitis causes pain and inflammation to the flexor tendons of the forearm. This can often be due to overuse of muscles e.g repetitive gripping, flexing or swinging motions which pull or produce small tears in the tendon.

Common symptoms include:

  • Point tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

At Jonathan Clark, our Physiotherapists can provide effective treatment for short and long term management of Golfer’s Elbow. Our rehabilitation plans focus on a period of rest with regular icing and appropriate pain relief, followed by a specific stretching and strengthening programme. Our therapists may also use massage and electrotherapy e.g. Ultrasound to reduce pain and inflammation whilst aiding the healing process.

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