Golfer's elbow is a common injury that affects not only athletes but anyone, who frequently uses repetitive motion. The orthopedic doctors at Franciscan Health offer expert golfers elbow treatment.
Golfer's elbow, also called baseball elbow or medial epicondylitis, results from damaged or inflamed tendons which cause pain on the inside of the elbow extending to the wrist. This can be caused by weak wrist and shoulder muscles or by repetitive activities, such as:
Symptoms of golfer’s elbow can include:
Taking a break from any activity that produces painful symptoms typically relieves those symptoms. Your doctor may also suggest some at-home treatment for golfers elbow, which might include:
If golfer’s elbow surgery is needed, Franciscan Health offers some of the best orthopedic surgeons in Indiana and South Suburban Chicago.
Golfer’s elbow surgery may help to relieve pain around the tendon. The surgeon will make an incision along the inside of the elbow to release tension any remove damaged tissue.