08 Feb Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Welcome to ProActive Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis).

Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer’s elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of golfer’s elbow.

This guide will help you understand:

  • what parts of the elbow are affected
  • what causes golfer’s elbow
  • how to make the pain go away

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