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Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epycondylitis):

Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epycondylitis):

 

ME is a form of tendinitis (condition that affects the tendons which connect muscles to bones) that is caused by the continuous or excessive use of muscles and joints within the elbow, forearm and wrist region specifically relating to the motion of turning your wrist towards your palm. Pain is located on the medial side (closer to the body) of the arm and usually affects the dominant hand. This pain is usually centered around the medial epicondyle, a rough bump that protrudes out of the bone on the distal end of the humerus, this is the site in which many of the flexor muscles attach themselves to the bone. This condition is often found in adults ranging from ages 35 – 60.

 

Symptoms: 

 

  • Pain while gripping or squeezing something 
  • Inflammation/swelling
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities 
  • Tender spots
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Difficulty with certain arm movements 

Causes: 

 

  • Sports that require the arm to produce large amount of force (ex. Golf, tennis, rowing, bowling, baseball etc.)
  • Weak wrist or shoulder muscles
  • Heavy lifting
  • Frequent use of tools (ex. Hammer, axe etc.)

 

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