Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer’s elbow, is a condition that describes damage to the muscles and tendons that control the wrist and fingers. The common name golfer’s elbow is related to the cause of damage, typically forceful wrist and finger motions familiar to golfers. Others who play racquet sports, throwing sports and weight training can also develop this condition, especially when using poor technique.
Golfer’s elbow symptoms include pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow that can worsen with movement, stiffness, weakness in the hand and wrist and numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers. Dr. Roy Nini is an orthopedic physician who offers excellent golfer’s elbow treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles and Fullerton.
Los Angeles Help for Golfer's Elbow Pain, Stiffness
Most active people treat the symptoms of Golfer’s elbow with rest, ice and heat and NSAIDs and pain relievers until the condition gets better. However, you should consult Dr. Nini if the condition persists or worsens, you have a fever or your elbow becomes hot and inflamed. Dr. Nini can usually diagnose golfer’s elbow with a physical exam and motion testing, but he may also recommend a CT or MRI to rule out other possible conditions or problems.
Each patient at Full Range Spine & Ortho receives a comprehensive medical evaluation and tailored treatment plan that is unique to their specific needs. Treatments can include rest, ice, NSAIDs, PRP and exercises to strengthen the forearm muscles to prevent a reoccurrence of the condition. Dr. Nini may also recommend some adjustments or other measures to help you avoid another case of golfer’s elbow.
Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles today if you have symptoms of golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis. Dr. Nini specializes in treatments and pain management for sports injuries to help active people get back in the game faster.