What is Golfer's Elbow

Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses What is Golfer's Elbow.

Loading the player...

Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses What is Golfer's Elbow.
Video transcript

Featuring: Johnny Yiu, BHK, MPT
Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic Video Title: What is Golfer's Elbow
Duration: 1 minute, 2 seconds

Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is pain on the inner part of your elbow here due to a repeated overuse or overstrain of your flexor tendons that attach to what we call the medial epicondyle which is a bony tubercle right on the inside here. 

Pain experienced in golfer’s elbow, typically starts on the inside of the elbow around this area called the medial epicondyle.  The pain may radiate down the forearm, and this is because it runs along the flexor tendons of the forearm. Pain on gripping is also common as gripping contracts these muscles as well.

If people have any questions about golfer’s elbow or their medical elbow pain, you should contact your physiotherapist or sport med doctor to get a proper diagnosis and to get on a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Presenter: Mr. Johnny Yiu, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

QA Chat
Ask us a health question on
diagnosis/treatment options...