Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylalgia)
People that suffer from golfer’s elbow are often involved with racquet sports or golf. As with
tennis elbow, they may overuse the forearm, traumatize the elbow by hitting several “fat”
golf shots, or have poor swing technique.
Pain at the inner aspect of the elbow and reproduction of symptoms with resisted wrist flexion are
Activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, and progressive stretching and strengthening
will relieve most cases. Surgery is only an option in recalcitrant cases.
Possible Treatment Goals
- Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
- Improve Fitness
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Increase Oxygen to Tissues
- Improve Range of Motion
- Improve Relaxation
- Self-care of Symptoms
- Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
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