Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition often created by overuse of the wrist and forearm flexor muscles. The tendons and muscles that attach to the inside (medial) elbow become irritated and inflamed and will cause pain with wrist flexion, elbow flexion, or grasping.
Golfer’ Elbow can occur from both athletic and non-sport activities. Regardless of the cause, golfer’s elbow is characterized by pain in the inner elbow where the wrist and forearm flexor muscles attach to the elbow.
Golfers will get golfer’s elbow due to repetitive hitting, especially if the golf ball is hit “fat.” Tennis players will also get golfer’s elbow by hitting a forehand late, putting stress on the wrist flexor tendons. Repetitive motions such as using a screwdriver, hammer, and activities that require gripping can also be the cause of golfer’s elbow
Golfer’s elbow usually responds well with chiropractic and physical therapy. Chiropractic extremity adjustments align the elbow and wrist joints while physical therapy is utilized to rehab the soft tissue tendons and muscles.
Golfer’s elbow is often also treated with Laser Therapy, the Graston Technique, and Kinesiology Taping with positive results.