Suffering From Golfers Elbow In Philadelphia? We Can Help.

August 31st, 2015

Are you experiencing pain or tenderness on the inner side of your elbow and along the inside of your forearm? Have you felt stiffness in that elbow or weakness in your hands or wrists? Have these symptoms been accompanied by a numbness or tingling sensation in one or more of your fingers on the affected side? If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, it may be time to talk with a doctor about

Golfers elbow in Philadelphia. If, after an examination, your doctor determines that you do have this condition, the orthopaedic specialists at

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute can help you.  


Golfers elbow is a form of tendonitis also known as medial epicondylitis. This condition often develops due to overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm which in turn leads to inflammation and pain around that joint. Like tennis elbow, a similar condition, Golfers elbow gets its name from the sport which involves the repeated swinging of the arm that can often cause this condition. However, even if you are not a golfer, repeated use of these elbow and arm muscles can still result in this common injury. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available for Golfers elbow in Philadelphia.


Golfers elbow is highly treatable and rarely requires surgery. In fact, it is typically treated with rest and rehabilitation practices. One of the first options that is often recommended to address this or any other form of tendonitis is to rest from the activities that may be causing it. For golfers, changing your technique or swing mechanics may also help to relieve pain. If rest and activity adjustment is not sufficient, stretching and exercise, as well as anti-inflammatory medications, can help to control pain and prevent recurrences of the condition. If these more conservative methods do not effectively treat the pain, cortisone injections may also be recommended.


If you are looking for treatment for Golfers elbow in Philadelphia, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute can help. Our team of sports medicine physicians have focused on this particular area of orthopaedics in their study and practice, leading to a significant level of experience. This advanced level of expertise, in conjunction with the many advantages of a research and development institution, allow our teams to provide some of the best treatment available. Additionally, we have shoulder and elbow physicians on staff who can help you with the particulars of how your favorite sport interacts with a condition such as Golfers elbow.  


For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1.800.321.9999.



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