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Medial Epicondylitis is an injury to the elbow that results in micro tearing of the tendon that attaches the flexor muscles of the forearm to the medial epicondyle.  It was given the name Golfer’s Elbow from its high frequency of occurrence among golfers, but it is also a very common injury with people who do not play golf.

The elbow can be very point tender on the medial epicondyle (bony point of elbow) where the tendon attaches. Pain is increased with gripping or lifting objects, such as driving a car or carrying a bag of groceries.

  • Most prevalent in throwing sports and golfing
  • Common with repetitive motions of the arm (such as hammering, painting, keyboarding, etc.)
  • Direct trauma may cause an irritation
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Rest: The patient should rest the elbow and minimize aggravating activities.

Ice: Apply a cold compress, wrapped in a towel or in a Trainers Choice compression wrap, to the injured area for 15 minutes per hour, a minimum of 3 times/day.

  • Athletic/Physiotherapy to aid healing and reconditioning of the injured muscles.
  • Brace/support to reduce stress on the injured area. The brace should be worn over the muscle belly of the forearm muscles and not directly over the injured area.
  • Shockwave therapy