Golfer’s Elbow



Golfer’s elbow refers to inflammation of the tendons in the elbow caused by repetitive use. The most common symptom is pain on the inner side of your elbow, which may spread to your forearm or wrist. You may also feel stiffness, weakness, numbness, or tingling in your elbow, wrist, or fingers. Symptoms may worsen when performing certain activities like squeezing objects, flexing your wrist, or lifting objects.


CAUSES OF GOLFER’S ELBOW

Golfer’s elbow can be caused by the repetitive motion of swinging a golf club, but it can also affect people who don’t even play golf. Any activity that requires repeated bending and straightening of the elbow can cause inflammation of the elbow tendons including:


RISK FACTORS FOR GOLFER’S ELBOW

Anyone who performs repetitive activities for several hours each day is at an increased risk for golfer’s elbow. Additional risk factors include:


HOW TO TREAT GOLFER’S ELBOW

Most cases of golfer’s elbow will resolve with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers. Most people can return to normal activities gradually. However, if pain and other symptoms do not go away, consult your physician.


GOLFER’S ELBOW TREATMENT AT MINNEAPOLIS VEIN CENTER

Some chronic cases of golfer’s elbow may be treated with Tenex Health TX™. This revolutionary new treatment option is a minimally invasive alternative to tendon surgery. During the procedure, an interventional radiologist uses ultrasound guidance to locate and extract the damaged tendon tissue, which stimulate a healing response. Tenex Health TX™ is performed on an outpatient basis and requires only local anesthetic. The procedure is covered by most insurance plans and provides quick pain relief. To see if you are a candidate for Tenex Health TX™ treatment for golfer’s elbow, schedule a consultation with an interventional radiologist Minneapolis Vein Center.

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