GOLFER’S ELBOW (Medial epicondylitis)

GOLFER’S ELBOW (Medial epicondylitis)

This is a condition where the inflammation is at the origin of the flexor tendons at the medial epicondyle of the humerus.


The damage is typically related to excess or repeated stress — especially forceful wrist and finger motions. Improper lifting, throwing or hitting, as well as too little warm up or poor conditioning, also can contribute to golfer’s elbow.

  • Racket sports. Improper technique with tennis strokes, especially the backhand, can cause injury to the tendon.
  • Throwing sports. Improper pitching technique in baseball or softball can be another culprit. Football, archery and javelin throwing also can cause golfer’s elbow.
  • Weight training. Lifting weights using improper technique, such as curling the wrists during a biceps exercise, can overload the elbow muscles and tendons.
  • Forceful, repetitive occupational movements. These occur in fields such as construction, plumbing and carpentry
  • Obese
  • Smoking
  • Repetitive computer mouse use
  • Holding the children
  • Trauma


  • Pain and tenderness. Usually felt on the inner side of your elbow, the pain sometimes extends along the inner side of your forearm. Pain typically worsens with certain movements.
  • Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff, and making a fist might hurt.
  • Weakness. You may have weakness in your hands and wrists.
  • Numbness or tingling. These sensations might radiate into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers


  • Strengthen your forearm muscles.Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball. Even simple exercises can help your muscles absorb the energy of sudden physical stress.
  • Stretch before your activity.Walk or jog for a few minutes to warm up your muscles. Then do gentle stretches before you begin your game.
  • Fix your form.Whatever your sport, ask an instructor to check your form to avoid overload on muscles.
  • Use the right equipment.If you’re using older golfing irons, consider upgrading to lighter graphite clubs. If you play tennis, make sure your racket fits you. A racket with a small grip or a heavy head may increase the risk of elbow problems.
  • Lift properly.When lifting anything — including free weights — keep your wrist rigid and stable to reduce the force to your elbow.
  • Know when to rest.Try not to overuse your elbow. At the first sign of elbow pain, take a break.


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