Medial Epicondylitis is an overuse injury manifested by inflammation of the tendons that join the flexor and pronator forearm muscles to the humerus bone at the inner elbow’s medial epicondyle.
Common in the dominant elbow of golfers, tennis players, pitchers and carpenters, the condition is indicated by pain and tenderness at the site of inflammation and marked weakness of the hand and wrist.
Medial Epicondylitis normally responds to rest, icing, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. Platelet rich plasma (PRP), is also an option. In resistant cases, surgery is needed to remove the damaged piece of tendon and reattach it to the bone.