Golf elbow joins the more famous tennis elbow in the sports injury listings. You might also hear people call it “throwers elbow” or even “little league elbow.” The name golf elbow could mislead some into believing that it only happens to golfers, but this inflammation on the inside of the elbow can affect anyone who makes arm movements comparable to those in golf. A worker using a screwdriver and a painter and decorator are equally at risk of getting this pain. Even a popular politician or entertainment star might get golf elbow from shaking the hand of each person that wants to greet them.

1. What are its distinctive symptoms?

After a person has overused an arm in golf, or some other sport or activity, they feel a pain traveling from the elbow bone up into the forearm. This pain affects the inside of the arm, and it becomes more severe when you make a fist. The elbow could become quite stiff. Also, many report they get a tingling sensation in their fingers and arm. As the wrist becomes weak, it makes it harder to grip objects. Rotating the wrist, or bending it down, cause pain. Contrary to what you might expect, a right-handed person might develop this problem in their left hand. People in the mid-30s and 40s are most likely to suffer from this injury.