WHAT IS GOLFER’S ELBOW?
Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is an overuse injury similar to tennis elbow (on the outside of the arm) but causing pain on the inside of the elbow instead. It is sometimes known as throwers elbow or little league elbow. Any repetitive motion movement though that flexes the wrist throughout the day (i.e. carpentry, dentistry, etc) can cause these muscles to become inflamed. A way to test for this condition is to apply pressure of the medial or inside of the elbow. If that area is sore or swollen, there is a good chance you have medial epicondylitis.
Chiropractic adjustments can be made to the Ulnar / Radial Head joint and can have great results. Release and Graston therapy are then used to loosen up the surrounding muscle to prevent further pull on the elbow. Kinesiology tape can also be applied instead of an elbow brace for light bracing of the muscle. Daily stretching habits and applying ice to the elbow are highly recommended as home therapies.