Medial epicondylitis, also known as Golfer’s Elbow, is a condition that effects the inside portion of the elbow.
Medial epicondylitis, also known as Golfer’s Elbow, is a condition that effects the inside portion of the elbow. When the tendons that are involved in this area become chronically stressed and diseased, they produce pain that is often felt at the inside of the elbow and may extend to the forearm. Pain is often exacerbated by certain movements, such as making a fist or swinging a gold club. Other symptoms include stiffness or weakness to the hand and wrist. While this disease can be seen in golfers, there are many activities that can cause this condition (i.e. throwing sports, racket sports, occupations that involve repetitive motion). The diagnosis is usually a clinical one, but an MRI may be done to visualize the tendons and surrounding structures. Treatment will start conservatively with bracing, anti-inflammatories and therapy. It is often a long recovery and may take many months for the symptoms to resolve. If the symptoms persist despite conservative management a cortisone injection may be offered or surgical options may be discussed.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.