Repetitive and excessive use of the elbow can cause an injury to the tendons attached to the joint. Medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, is an injury to the tendons on the inside of the elbow. While common for golfers, other sports and activities can also cause this injury, resulting in elbow pain and limited arm mobility. If you have golfer’s elbow and want pain relief, our experienced medical team at Medici Spine & Pain can help you recover and get back to enjoying the activities you love.
Golfer’s elbow is caused by excessive or repetitive force on the tendons that control the bending of the wrist toward the palm of the hand. This motion is common when swinging a golf club, throwing a baseball or lifting heavy items with handles (suitcases). When too much stress is put on the tendons, it results in pain on the inside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow results in stiffness in the elbow and weakness in the hand or wrist, making it difficult to grip.
Treatments for Medial Epicondylitis
If you have golfer’s elbow and want to restore mobility and relieve the pain, there are treatments to help you heal your injury faster. Physical therapy can strengthen your forearm and wrist, helping your arm recover and is also useful in preventing future injuries. To help with pain, medication management or joint injections may be used as part of your treatment plan. Our physicians will create the right treatment plan to help you regain mobility and strength in your elbow, wrist and hand while minimizing your discomfort.
If you have suffered an injury to the tendons in your elbow and need treatment, come see us at Medici Spine & Pain. We have clinics in different locations in the Atlanta area for your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our experienced pain doctors to begin treatment for golfer’s elbow.