While golfer’s elbow is a common golf-related injury, it’s not limited to this sport. Any athlete who participates in throwing sports or repeats the same finger clenching and arm motions can develop golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis.
Golfer’s elbow is a form of tendinitis, or irritation or inflammation of the tendon. Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow, especially when you move it. You may also notice joint stiffness, mild swelling and tingling or numbness below the elbow. Some athletes also experience weakness or tightness in the forearms, which makes it difficult to clench your fingers or make a first.
At Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our providers understand how a sports injury can get in the way of enjoying your favorite activities. We’re committed to helping our patients address arm and elbow pain caused by golfer’s elbow in Goshen, Nappanee and Shipshewana. Call (574) 534-2548 to make an appointment today.