A golfer’s elbow or golf elbow can be described as a strange pain, numbness, or tenderness caused in one’s forearm muscle which is connected to a bony portion on the inside of one’s elbow. More than usual, a golfer’s elbow or golf elbow is caused by the repetitive and strenuous use of one’s wrist, fingers, and forearm. Problems and symptoms related to tennis elbow can extend to one’s elbow, forearm, wrist, and fingers.
The medical term for a golfer’s elbow or golf elbow is medial epicondylitis.
Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow
The biggest indicator or symptom of a golfer’s elbow or golf elbow is pain, discomfort, and/or uneasiness in one’s wrist, fingers, and the inside or inner area of one’s elbow. Here are some golfer’s elbow symptoms –
- Pain when flexing the wrist or making a fist
- Continued pain, numbness, or tenderness near the inside area of the elbow
- Pain and uneasiness on the inner side of one’s elbow during or after performing tasks
- Weakness of fingers; especially one’s little finger and ring finger