Causes: What is golfer’s elbow?
Golfer’s elbow (or medial epicondylitis) is a condition affecting the medial epicondyle (the small, bony lump on the inside of your elbow). Also known as ‘climber’s elbow’, this condition doesn’t just affect golfers and climbers, but really anyone who regularly engages in activities that rely heavily on elbow movement. Usually golfer’s elbow will appear as a dull pain in the elbow joint, which is sometimes mistaken for overexertion. And because golfer’s elbow develops gradually and does not usually cause swelling or inflammation, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. It is recommended that you seek medical advice if you think you may be suffering from golfer’s elbow.
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Golfer’s elbow can sometimes be mistaken for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). It is important to understand which condition you have before beginning your golfer’s elbow treatment. Click here to read more about tennis elbow treatment.