Golfer’s Elbow Treatment
Golfer’s elbow is a common repetitive-use injury that involves one of the tendons that is required for certain wrist movements. Wrist function is directly connected to the elbow, as the tendon on the inside of the elbow is needed to bend the wrist inward. Medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, occurs when this tendon is damaged, causing pain and elbow/wrist restriction. Our pain physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group can diagnose medial epicondylitis and offer golfer’s elbow treatment at our clinic in Chicago.
While medial epicondylitis is common in golfers, it is not restricted to only those who enjoy the sport. Any activity that requires forward bending of the wrist while gripping can put strain on the inner tendon of the elbow. Lifting items with a handle, racket sports, certain tool use and operating equipment can all cause medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow.
Relief for Symptoms of Medial Epicondylitis
Strain of the inner elbow tendon can restrict movement of the elbow, hand and wrist. Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include:
- Weakness or pain when gripping
- Pain from inside of elbow to the wrist
- Pain when bending the wrist forward
- Tingling sensation traveling from inside the elbow to the pinky finger
Mild cases of golfer’s elbow can heal with rest and ice to relieve inflammation and pain. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, can be used if necessary. If the symptoms continue, golfer’s elbow treatment may be needed. Our physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group can create a treatment plan to relieve inflammation and stimulate healing of the damaged tendon. This may include injection therapy, physical therapy and using a supportive medical device.
If you have ongoing symptoms of medial epicondylitis and want to explore treatment options, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group today to schedule your appointment. We offer effective golfer’s elbow treatment at our clinic in Chicago.