Although not as well known as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow can be just as painful and debilitating. It can occur in anyone, but is most commonly seen in office and manual workers. The most common cause is overuse of the wrist flexor muscles (these muscles are responsible for bending the wrist forwards in the direction of the palm of the hand). Pain on the inside of the elbow is indicative of golfer’s elbow, also referred to as medial epicondylitis.
Treatment to manage this injury consists of soft tissue therapy, mobilisations, dry needling, graston, heat/ice therapy, kinesio taping, interferential therapy and rehabilitation exercises. Advice and activity modification are vitally important to decrease pain and to help assist long term improvement.