Elbow Pain on the inner side / Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Soreness or pain on the inside of the lower arm near the elbow is commonly called golfer's elbow. Also known as medial epicondylitis, it is a condition that affects the tendons on the inner side of the elbow. It is called golfer's elbow because it is a common injury among golfers, but it can affect anyone who repeatedly uses the forearm and wrist muscles, such as tennis players, baseball players, and individuals involved in activities like gardening or carpentry.

It is most commonly see in 30s to 40s and the dominant arm is affected in almost 75% of cases.

The primary cause of golfer's elbow is overuse or repetitive stress on the tendons that attach to the medial epicondyle (the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow). This repetitive stress can lead to small tears in the tendons.


  • Pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow.
  • Weakness in the hand and wrist.
  • Stiffness in the elbow.
  • Numbness or tingling that may radiate into the forearm and hand.

The pain associated with golfer's elbow is usually aggravated by gripping, lifting, or bending the wrist. It can also worsen over time if left untreated.


  • Treatment for golfer's elbow typically involves a combination of rest, ice, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.
  • In some cases, a brace or splint may be recommended to help reduce stress on the affected tendons.
  • For more severe cases, we may suggest injections to reduce inflammation,


    PRP Injection

  • In rare cases, surgery to repair the damaged tendons.


Prevention is also important, and it often includes:

  • Proper warm-up and stretching before engaging in activities that stress the elbow.
  • Strengthening exercises to improve the forearm and wrist muscles.
  • Using proper equipment and techniques to reduce strain on the elbow during sports or work-related activities.
  • Taking breaks and allowing adequate time for rest and recovery.

If you suspect you have golfer's elbow or are experiencing persistent elbow pain, it is advisable to consult us for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Early intervention can help prevent the condition from becoming chronic and affecting your quality of life.

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