What is it?

Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer’s elbow, is a condition that causes pain in the area of connection between the forearm muscles and the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow is caused due to damage to the muscles and tendons, occurs due to overuse. Occupations and activities which may be linked include racket sports, throwing sport, weight training, construction, plumbing and carpentry.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Golfer's Elbow

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include pain and tenderness in the inner side of the elbow which worsens in certain movements and may expand to the forearm and the wrist. Other symptoms may include stiffness, weakness, numbness and tingling.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include X-ray, usually to rule out other conditions.


Treatment includes pain relievers, rest, ice packs, braces, stretching and strengthening the affected area, and in rare cases- surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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