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Golfer's elbow

What is golfer’s elbow?

Golfer's elbow is also known as medial epicondylitis and causes pain and inflammation at the point where the flexor tendons of the forearm are attached to the upper arm. The pain is located around the bony lump on the inside of the elbow, although it may radiate along the forearm.

Golfer's elbow is usually caused by overuse of the muscles in the forearm that allow you to rotate your arm and bend your wrist down. Repetitive flexing, gripping or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons close to where they are attached to the bone.

How do we treat golfer’s elbow at the Mansfield Clinic?

Dr Allfree may use manual therapy techniques such as massage and manipulation, to relieve pain and stiffness, and encourage blood flow to your arm. He will also show you some exercises to keep your arm mobile and strengthen your forearm muscles.

If your golfer’s elbow does not settle down, Dr Allfree may suggest using other more specialised techniques, including steroid injections, autologous blood injections, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.

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