This is the same type of condition as Tennis Elbow but the location, instead, is on the inner part of the elbow rather that the outer part of the elbow. It can often occur in golfers but anyone can get this condition through overuse of the wrist flexor muscles.
What are the symptoms of Tennis and Golfer’s elbow?
Symptoms of tennis elbow include :
- Pain slowly increasing around the outside or inside of the elbow. Less often, pain may develop suddenly.
- Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects.
- Pain is made worse by lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork.
Although tennis elbow commonly affects tennis players, and golfters elbow commonly affects golfers, both of these conditions can also affect other athletes and people who participate in leisure or work activities that require repetitive arm, elbow, and wrist movement. Examples include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers, house or office cleaners (because of vacuuming, sweeping, and scrubbing), carpenters, mechanics, and assembly-line workers.
Treatment of these conditions can include acupuncture, ice, stretches, ecceentric strengthening, ultrasound, laser, joint mobilization with movement, avoidance of aggravating activities and wearing of a brace.