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Medial Epicondylitis - A Brief Overview

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Medial Epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis which affects the inside of the elbow. It is developed where the tendons in the forearm muscle connect to the bony part on the inside of the elbow. It is also referred to as ‘golfer’s elbow’, although it doesn’t only affect golfers.

It is a rare condition and occurs in only about 0.4 % of the population [1]

- It is usually self-diagnosable
- Lab tests or imaging is not required
- It is treatable by a medical professional
- Condition generally resolves within a few months


Medial Epicondylitis is related to excess or repeated stress on the wrist and finger motions, improper lifting, throwing and hitting, weight training, racket sports, forceful occupational movements.

Ages affected:
The condition of medial epicondylitis is more common in women than in men and occurs most often in the age group between 40 to 60 years.


Symptoms:


The symptoms of medial epicondylitis include:
- Pain and tenderness in the elbow (inner side)
- Stiffness at the elbow
- Weakness in hands and wrists
- Numbness or tingling in fingers
- Difficulty in moving the elbow


Treatment


Self- Care:
These home remedies can help alleviate medial epicondylitis:
- Strengthening forearm muscles
- Stretching before any activity
- Applying ice to reduce swelling
- Over the counter medication
- Wearing a brace or strap
- Giving proper rest to the elbow

Professional help:
The several treatment options for medial epicondylitis:
- Anti-inflammatories
- Ultrasound and electrical stimulation
- Surgery

Specialists:
For treating health diseases, consulting an orthopedic or pain specialist is essential. We at mfine provide the best treatment to our clients with specialist doctors. Contact us to avail the best services for all health issues.

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