Golfer's elbow is an injury of the elbow due to external objects that leads to pain inside of the elbow near the medial epicondylitis bone (named as funny bone). Golfer’s elbow causes damage and irritation to tendons of the elbow attached to the muscles that go downwards to connect forearms with it. From there, the muscle attaches with another set of tendons, which further connects to the wrist and fingers. This helps the elbow for bending, twisting and gripping objects like a golf club, tennis racket, or hammer. The repetitive movements, forceful gripping or twisting of objects during activities may destroy the tendons at the elbow. Patients usually feel soreness or pain inside of the elbow during or after continuous activity.
The main aim of treatment is to identify the exact cause and manage it through different techniques, depending on the severity of the injury. It is better to reduce the pain, inflammation or prevent recurrence of the condition.