Golfer’s Elbow Treatments

Golfers elbow is in some ways similar to tennis elbow. However, the difference between golfers elbow and tennis elbow is that it causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. This pain might then spread into your forearm and wrist.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 7th August 2023

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Our orthopaedic consultant surgeons specialise in diagnosing and treating symptoms caused by frozen shoulder and offer a range of non-surgical and surgical treatments.

If you are concerned about severe or persistent pain caused by golfer’s elbow you should speak to your GP. You can ask to see one of our orthopaedic consultant surgeons privately without any long delays.

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Clinically it is known as medial epicondylitis. Golfer’s Elbow is often caused by strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint. Pain that occurs on the outer side of the elbow is often known as tennis elbow.

What treatments are available for Golfer’s Elbow?

Which consultants treat Golfer’s Elbow?

Consultants who treat Golfer’s elbow are:

The most suitable type of treatment for you will be discussed at your appointments with your surgeon.

Want to be seen privately?

Whether you have medical insurance or decide to fund your care yourself, we deliver the very best of healthcare in a friendly and safe environment.

You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.

For information about booking an appointment you can contact us on 01744 746 425 or

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