Golfer’s Elbow Causes and Pain Relief
What is medial epicondylitis / golfer’s elbow?
Medial Epicondylitis, commonly known as Golfer’s Elbow, is an injury of the forearm tendons that attach to the elbow at the medial epicondyle. These forearm muscles and tendons function to twist your arm, flex your wrist, and clench your fingers.
What causes golfer’s elbow?
It is referred to as Golfer’s elbow because it is caused by repetitive gripping, flexing, or swinging of the hand and wrist, commonly seen while playing golf. But this injury can be caused by these repetitive motions in the workplace or home as well.
What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow?
The inflamed tendons cause pain and stiffness at the elbow, making daily activities difficult. Swelling and redness may also occur depending on the severity of the injury.
What is the best way to treat golfer’s elbow?
Golfer’s elbow can be treated with rest, ice, compression, but can sometimes require surgery. Compression is an important tool to alleviate pain and enhance the recovery of the inflamed tendons. Gel pads and straps on a compression sleeve (as found on BioSkin’s Tennis Elbow Band and Tennis Elbow Sleeve) can target the area on the inside of the elbow for increased relief from the pain.