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Golfers Elbow

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. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an axe, running a chainsaw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of golfer’s elbow.

Golfer’s elbow causes pain that starts on the inside bump of the elbow, the medial epicondyle. Wrist flexors are the muscles of the forearm that pull the hand forward. The wrist flexors are on the palm side of the forearm. Most of the wrist flexors attach to one main tendon on the medial epicondyle, which is called the common flexor tendon.

The main symptoms of golfer’s elbow is tenderness and pain at the medial epicondyle of the elbow. Pain usually starts here and may spread down the forearm. Bending your wrist, twisting your forearm down, or grasping objects can make the pain worse. You may feel less strength when grasping items or squeezing your hand into a fist.

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