Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition often created by overuse of the wrist and forearm flexor muscles. The tendons and muscles that attach to the inside (medial) elbow become irritated and inflamed and will cause pain with wrist flexion, elbow flexion, or grasping.
Golfers will get golfer’s elbow due to repetitive hitting, especially if the ball is hit “fat.” Tennis players will get golfer’s elbow by hitting a forehand late, putting stress on the wrist flexor tendons.
Golfer’s elbow usually responds well with chiropractic and physical therapy. Chiropractic extremity adjustments align the elbow and wrist joints while physical therapy is utilized to rehab the soft tissue tendons and muscles. Golfer’s elbow is often also treated with the Graston Technique and Kinesiology Taping with positive results.