Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is an inflammatory condition of the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into the forearm and wrist.

The condition is called Golfer’s Elbow because in making a golf swing this tendon is stressed; many people, however, who develop the condition have never handled a golf club. A similar condition, tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis, affects the outer part of the elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain and tenderness over the medial epicondyle, radiating into the forearm
  • A dull ache at the medial epicondyle
  • The onset of pain is usually gradual and aggravated by using the affected muscles, such as when grasping objects and shaking hands
  • The pain can become worse during forearm rotation, such as when grasping or opening a jar

Shock Wave Therapy & Golfer’s Elbow

The shock waves generated during therapy leads to minor trauma to the elbow which triggers new blood vessel formation. The new blood vessels promote the process of healing. What’s more, the shock waves initiate a new inflammatory process which signals the brain to send nutrients and healing promoting factors to the injured area.

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