Are you a golfer? Do you ever suffer from golfers’ elbow? Usually, if you do, you have pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. Sometimes the pain can spread into your forearm and wrist. Sometimes people complain of stiffness and weakness in their hands and wrist, and sometimes you get a little numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger of your hand.
Golfers’ elbow can occur suddenly or gradually and may get worse when you’re swinging a golf club. But when should you consult your doctor first? Rest the elbow ice and use over-the-counter pain relievers and see if the tenderness gets better. If it doesn’t, and your elbow is hot and inflamed and you have a fever and you can’t bend your elbow, you need to see a doctor. So I hope you have fun golfing and if you do ice rest and use over-the-counter medicines when you have pain. And if this doesn’t work, see your doctor.