Golfer’s elbow - Its Signs and Symptoms
Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition when there is a pain in the inner side of the elbow.
Medial epicondylitis is seen in 0.4% of the population and accounts for 10% - 20% of all epicondylitis.
- Highest among individuals in the age group of 45-64 years
- Usually happens in the dominant arm
- Affects both men and women but is more common in women
Medial Epicondylitis is caused by strenuous movement and repetitive activities using the arms. It can result from golf, baseball, football, javelin throw, weight training and certain occupations like painting, cook, assembly-line work, construction, plumbing and similar repetitive activities.
The primary symptom is a pain in the elbow.
People may experience
Pain in the elbow but this pain may radiate to the whole arm and the hand
Tenderness and swelling in the elbow
Pain while twisting the wrist or lifting any object
Weak grip and grasp
Self-care: You can give rest to the arm until the pain goes away. Besides this, you can apply ice or cold compresses on the affected area and do stretching and strengthening exercises.
Medications: The medicines that are generally suggested are corticosteroid injections, acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as naproxen and ibuprofen
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