Golfers Elbow

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Golfer's elbow is also known as Flexor Tendinitis or Medial Epicondylitis. It manifests as pain near the medial epicondyle of the humerus, and is often from muscle strain of the wrist and finger flexors or the pronator teres. It can occur from overuse of the flexors, or from forceful hyperextension of the elbow from the head of the golf club hitting the ground during a golf swing.

Treating golfer's elbow involves relaxing the wrist and finger flexors using Soft Tissue Release working on the flexor toward the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Work also can be done on Pronator Teres as it also attaches at the medial epicondyle.

After the muscles are relaxed you can do multidirectional friction to the area of muscle strain, followed by eccentric contraction of the muscles. Your client can do exercise that involves eccentric contraction to continue to strenghten the muscles and help the healing process.


The menu listing for this page under the conditions menu is purposely misspelled because our website navigation system does not like apostrophes in the web address. It really should be listed as Golfer's Elbow. Tendinitis is sometimes misspelled by others at tendonitis.

Member Comments:

  • Steve P commented Thursday 7th of January 2016 at 3:24:42PM

    I like the idea of stretching the flexors before working directly on the medial epicondyle.