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Medial Epicondylitis


Medial epicondylitis, or “golfer’s elbow,” is similar to the more common lateral epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”) in many respects. Both conditions are overuse tendinopathies that can be associated with racquet sports. Other activities with which medial epicondylitis are associated include golfing and throwing sports. Medial epicondylitis has also been reported in bowlers, archers, and weight lifters.

Little leaguer’s elbow is sometimes considered a variant of medial epicondylitis, but this condition is technically a traction apophysitis of the medial epicondyle, which requires a different treatment course.

For patient education resources, see the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Center, as well as Tennis Elbow.

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