Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connects the forearm to the elbow. The pain centers on the bony bump on the inside of your elbow and may radiate into the forearm.
Golfer’s elbow is at type of tendinitis and is usually caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist. Repetitive flexing, gripping, or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons.
This condition doesn’t just affect golfers, any repetitive motion such as hand, wrist, or forearm motions can lead to golfer’s elbow. It can also happen from using tools such as screwdrivers and hammers.