Medial Elbow Tendinopathy Brief Review:

  • Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive overuse of the wrist flexor and forearm pronator muscles.
  • Plain radiographs are not needed to make an accurate diagnosis of golfer’s elbow.


  • Includes ice, medication, prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections, and strapping.
  • Corticosteroid injections are not recommended because of possible ulnar nerve injury and weakening of the MCL.
  • Therapeutic exercises
    • Massage
    • Stretching: The most effective stretch is performed with the elbow extended and the wrist and fingers gently pulled into full extension. The forearm can be pronated or supinated.
    • Strengthening focuses on wrist flexion and forearm pronation exercises.