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Golfer's Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis

Golfer's Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis

HealthQuest in Brooklyn, New York, provides treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, including golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis. The condition occurs due to repetitive stress on the tendons that originate on the inside of the elbow. The focus of golfer’s elbow treatment at our rehabilitation center is to reduce or resolve the pain and to restore normal function to your arm and wrist.

Causes and Symptoms

Golfer’s elbow is caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons that control the wrist and fingers. It usually results from sports- or work-related activities that involve repetitive stress on these structures such as throwing baseballs, driving golf balls, or improper lifting of heavy objects.

Symptoms include:

  • Acute/chronic pain on the inside of the elbow
  • Pain when shaking hands or flexing the wrist
  • Loss of grip strength
  • Loss of elbow flexibility
  • Limited range of motion
  • Numbness and tingling from the elbow up

The injury causes microtears and degeneration in the tendons and getting the right treatment is necessary to prevent permanent damage.

Golfer’s Elbow

- Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis will involve physical exams and tests to evaluate the condition of your elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. X-rays may be used to rule out other conditions.

Our expert team consists of orthopedic and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors, pain management physicians and other health care professionals. This multispecialty approach ensures optimal, customized care for your condition. The treatment strategies for golfer’s elbow may include:

  • Heat/ice application
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Chiropractic care
  • Injections
  • Radiofrequency radio ablation
  • Game Ready compression therapy
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

Activity modifications can help relieve the symptoms of golfer’s elbow. Changes that can help if the injury is sports-related include making changes in the technique of playing the game or in the equipment used and cutting down on the amount of time spent playing. At work, good posture and properly set up workstations are recommended.

Call 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com to schedule a consultation for your elbow pain at our healthcare center New York. We accept Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, No-Fault, and other major medical insurance plans.