Golfer elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, affects the elbow's inner side. It refers to the elbow's medial inflammation, causing pain and movement restriction.
The common symptoms include: inner elbow pain, elbow stiffness, inner forearm discomfort, finger numbness, swinging difficulty, flexing difficulty. If left untreated, golfer elbow may lead to chronic pain or elbow contracture.
Excessive usage and repetitive stress are the major causes, as they can cause elbow joint damages, especially the muscles and tendons. The following activities often have high risks: golf, throwing sports, weight-lifting, racket sports, elbow overuse.