Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Injection
The medial epicondyle tendon runs on the inside of the arm and elbow. It is responsible for helping you bend and twist your wrist, like when you swing a golf club, which is why it is nicknamed golfer’s elbow. This condition causes pain on the inside of the elbow, opposite of tennis elbow that affects the lateral epicondyle tendon on the outside of the elbow. For severe cases of medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), elbow injection treatment may provide pain relief. DOCS Health offers injection therapy for golfer’s elbow at our medical center in Los Angeles.
Medial epicondylitis is a form of tendonitis caused by overuse of the medial epicondyle tendon. Any sport or activity that repetitively uses this tendon can result in small tears and damage that can cause pain and dysfunction. Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include pain on the inside of the elbow, as well as tingling or numbness in the hand. Patients with medial epicondylitis may experience more pain when making a fist, and they can have weakness when gripping. Basic treatment for golfer’s elbow is rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications, but some patients may need medical treatment.
Relief for Golfer’s Elbow
Injection therapy can manage golfer’s elbow pain and promote healing. For pain relief, steroid injections may be recommended to reduce inflammation in the tendon and elbow joint. An image-guided steroid injection can deliver an anesthetic and corticosteroid medication to the damaged tendon. The anesthetic can provide immediate, but temporary, pain relief. The steroid will take effect over the following days as it reduces inflammation in the elbow and forearm.
Another medial epicondylitis injection treatment is regenerative medicine. Options like PRP or stem cell injections may be recommended to promote healing and repair of the damaged tendon. We offer these cutting-edge biological injections at our state-of-the-art medical center in Beverly Hills.
If you have symptoms of medial epicondylitis and want to explore treatment options, contact our pain management team at DOCS Health in Los Angeles to book your elbow treatment consultation. We offer golfer’s elbow injections and other interventional treatments performed by our exceptional medical team.