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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow causes a pain at the bony point of the elbow that radiates down the inside of the arm to the wrist. It is commonly a result of the repeated wrist flexion in golf but it can also come from working at a computer and manual jobs.

A range of treatments are available to ease the pain induced by golfer’s elbow and help restore normal function.

Golfer’s elbow causes

Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) has similar characteristics to tennis elbow but the issues occur on the inside of the arm, medically known as the medial side. The repeated wrist flexion in golf is the source of the inflammation but it can also come from working at a computer and manual jobs.

Golfer’s elbow symptoms

As with tennis elbow the main symptom of golfer’s elbow is pain and tenderness at the bony point of the elbow. However in contrast to tennis elbow, the pain induced by golfer’s elbow travels down the inside of the arm to the wrist.

Golfer’s elbow treatment

It is treated in the same manner as tennis elbow, with rest, ice treatment, painkillers, massages and targeted physiotherapy exercises that gradually ease the pain and restoring function. Surgery can be an option in aggravated cases with procedures fully detailed and discussed with patients.

Contact us

To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team on 0207 078 3867 or elbowspecialists@hje.org.uk, the team are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am – 3pm. Our elbow team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Elbow Clinic

A specialist group of consultants forms our London-based Elbow Unit. Our expert team is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of elbow injuries and conditions.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3867.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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