Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Treatment

The treatment of Golfer's Elbow, or Medial Epicondylitis, typically involves rest, ice and medication. More serious cases of Golfer's Elbow may require use of a brace, physical therapy, or corticosteroid injections.

Typical Golfer's Elbow Treatment:

  • Rest and a cessation of the activities causing pain
  • Ice applied in a cold pack to the inner side of the elbow for 15-20 about 4 or 5 times each day
  • Medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation

Additional Golfer's Elbow Treatment:

  • Wearing a compression brace on the forearm to limit the amount of force placed on the elbow in daily activities
  • Heat applied before preparing to play a sport
  • Strengthening exercises of the flexor muscles
  • Injection into the tendon attachment at the medial epicondylitis to reduce pain and inflammation