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
- 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.