Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) This is one of the more common causes of elbow pain and typically presents as pain on the inside of the elbow. It is caused by overuse of muscles and tendons connecting the wrist and elbow joint. It is a bit of a misnomer as most people who experience golfers elbow don’t actually play, rather it can be related to repetitive movements of the upper limb.
Initially rest (decreasing volume of strain through the tissue), soft tissue work, and stretching can be helpful. However just like tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), it’s critical to incorporate specific strengthening exercises to build up muscle and tendon tolerance so that the pain doesn’t return. Read below for some examples of these exercises:
- Wrist flexion
- Wrist hammer turn (with resistance band)
- Shoulder shrugs
- Bent over rows These can be done with a light weight or light resistance band.
Please remember these exercises are just a guide. It's always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional for assessment of your symptoms and to give you the most appropriate rehab programme