What is a golfers elbow?
Golfer elbow is a similar injury to tennis elbow only it affects the inside of the elbow instead. Golfer elbow is more common in throwers and golfers hence the ‘nicknames’. Also known as flexor / pronator tendinopathy this elbow pain is seen in tennis players who use a lot of top spin on their forehand shots.
- Pain on the bony bit on the inside of the elbow.
- Weakness in the wrist.
- Pain on the inside of the elbow when you grip something hard.
- Pain when wrist flexion (bending the wrist palm downwards) is resisted.
- Pain on resisted wrist pronation – rotating inwards (thumb downwards).
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