Golfer’s elbow, also known as Medial epicondylitis or Medial elbow tendinopathy, is a condition caused by a tear of the tendon that connects your forearm muscle to the bone at the inner elbow. Usually, this tendon controls the movement of the wrist and fingers.
Athletes such as golfers or tennis players who often utilize their wrist to grasp their gears tightly are also prone to golfer’s elbow. This is the reason why it is almost comparable to tennis elbow. The only difference is that, tennis elbow occurs on the outer side of the elbow. Moreover, the pain can sometimes extend to the forearm and wrist.
The following are symptoms of golfer’s elbow:
Repetitive or overuse of the wrist and fingers by faulty movements may lead to a small injury to the tendon which causes golfer’s elbow.
Other activities or job that may cause golfer’s elbow are:
People aged 40 and above, obese, smoker and performs repetitive tasks using their arms are at risk of developing golfer’s elbow.
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