Golfers elbow / medial epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist.
Golfers elbow / medial epicondylitis is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It’s not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer’s elbow.
Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers often help relieve golfers elbow / medial epicondylitis. Treatments may include physical therapy, stretching, a counterforce brace, and steroid injections. If those conservative treatments have failed after 6 to 12 months, you are faced with surgery to debride/scrape the damaged tissue from the tendon or a single treatment of Orthowave High-energy Shockwave Therapy, the FDA approved non-invasive alternative to surgery.