Golfers elbow is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow and become inflamed. Golfers elbow is usually caused by the overextension of the elbow but can also be caused by repetitive strain to your arm, elbow, hand or wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. The pain from golfer's elbow can spread into your forearm and wrist, and is not limited to golfers.
The pain of golfer's elbow doesn't have to keep you off the course or away from your favorite activities. Rest and appropriate treatment can get you back into the swing of things.
Symptoms of Golfer's elbow include pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow. Sometimes the pain extends along the inner side of your forearm. Pain typically worsens with certain movements.
- Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt to make a fist.
- Weakness. You may have weakness in your hands and wrists.
- Numbness or tingling. These sensations might radiate into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers.
The pain of golfer's elbow can come on suddenly or gradually. The pain might worsen when you:
- Swing a golf club or racket
- Squeeze or pitch a ball
- Shake hands
- Turn a doorknob
- Lift weights
- Pick up something with your palm down
- Flex your wrist
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