Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a term describing the overuse of the muscles in the forearm and wrist that enable an individual to clench, rotate, grip and flex their wrists and hands. Repeatedly using these muscles may cause microscopic tears in the tendons that connect to the boney inside region of the elbow. This pain in the elbow then may spread and radiate down to the forearm and wrist areas.

Causes
This condition can either gradually develop or happen after one incident. The term “Golfer’s Elbow” does not only apply to golfers. This applies to any individuals who repeatedly use their wrists and clench their fingers. This may apply to tennis players, baseball players or individuals that even carry a heavy suitcase. 


Signs and Symptoms

A patient will experience pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow. Pain will worsen when an individual tries to extend their elbow. The elbow may also present itself as stiff and making extension of the elbow difficult. Lastly, an individual may experience weakness, numbness or tingling in the hands, wrists and the ring and little finger.


Diagnosis

If an individual continues to experience any of these signs or symptoms, they should be seen by a specialist to determine the reason for the pain. For additional information, you can contact California Sports & Rehab at (310) 652-6060 or visit our website at http://emg-ncv.com, (EMG/NCS). We can accommodate your needs in one of our convenient locations in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.