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Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

The condition is called Golfer’s Elbow because in making a golf swing this tendon is stressed, especially if a non-overlapping (baseball style) grip is used; many people, however, who develop the condition have never handled a golf club.

It is also sometimes called Pitcher’s Elbow to the same tendon being stressed by the throwing of objects such as a baseball, but this usage is much less frequent.

Other names are Climber’s Elbow and Little League Elbow: all of the flexors of the fingers and the pronators of the forearm insert at the medial epicondyle of the humerus to include: pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor digitorum superficialis, and palmaris longus; making this the most common elbow injury for rock climbers, whose sport is very grip intensive.

The pain is normally caused due to stress on the tendon as a result of the large amount of grip exerted by the digits and torsion of the wrist which is caused by the use and action of the cluster of muscles on the condyle of the ulna.

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