Medial Epicondylitis, aka “Golfer’s Elbow,” is similar to that of the lateral type, but involves pain and discomfort of the medial portion of the elbow. Typically, the wrist flexors and pronator teres muscle are involved. Medial epicondylitis is commonly seen in individuals who perform repetitive movements using such as hammering or using a screwdriver, and those that require flexion and pronation of the arm, such as in a tray-serving pose and golf swings. These patients also may experience decreased grip strength depending on the severity of his/her case.
Medical epicondylitis can be managed under Chiropractic care and should involve rest and ice within the acute phase. It should then progress into slow stretching of the affected musculature and isotonic exercise of the wrist extensor muscles. Mobilization and myofascial release techniques should also be incorporated into the treatment plan. Patients may also be advised to use a brace, which will help redistribute forces and give proper stability to the elbow joint.
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