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Also known as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow occurs when the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at the elbow become inflamed. Similar to tennis elbow, this inflammation occurs with repetitive motion and overuse.

Causes and risk factors for golfer’s elbow:

  • Repetition of movement
  • Overuse of the muscle
  • Weakness of the area
  • Hurried golf swing

Symptoms of golfer’s elbow:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle weakness
  • Inflammation
  • Cramping

Diagnosis and treatment:

Most cases of golfer’s elbow can be treated without surgery with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If your symptoms do not respond after six to twelve months of nonsurgical Golfer’s Elbow treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery.