Medial Epicondylopathy (Golfer’s Elbow)

Medial Epicondylopathy is a condition where the muscles that are responsible for bringing the wrist forward (flexion) have been overworked and have led to their tendons becoming damaged from overuse, without being given time to heal.

What are the treatment options for Golfer’s Elbow?

Surgical resection – the damaged tendon is removed and there is a short rehabilitation time before being able to return to work and activities.

Your local GP can also give you a cortisone injection which may give good short-term relief but needs to be combined with an exercise program for long-term success.

Physiotherapy: Exercise has been proven to be the key treatment for Golfer’s Elbow.

Which movements cause it?

High levels of repetitive movements of wrist flexion and forearm pronation – think the movement of knocking on a door, or chopping up chicken.

What does Golfer’s Elbow feel like?

Patients normally describe it as an aching pain at or below the inside of the elbow, and this pain can normally travel down the front of the forearm towards the wrist. Other feelings can be weakness in the hand, or a numb/tingling sensation in the ring and little finger.

How can Physio help Golfer’s Elbow?

The main goal is to reduce pain, increase strength and prevent the pain from returning in the future. Your physio will progress you through three main phases:

    1. Adjusting your everyday activities and providing strategies to control the elbow pain.
    2. Prescribing an individualised rehab program to restore your range of movement, strength and endurance.
    3. Prepare you for returning to work or sport with exercises that simulate those specific movements, to make sure you can return to your normal function with confidence.



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