Medial epicondylitis is also known as golfer’s elbow, baseball elbow, suitcase elbow, or forehand tennis elbow. It’s characterized by pain from the elbow to the wrist on the inside medial side of the elbow. The pain is caused by damage to the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm. A tendon is a tough cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones.
What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow?
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) symptoms can take weeks or months to develop. They might start with pain in your inner elbow that seems worse first thing in the morning. Other symptoms are:
- Aching pain in your forearm or wrist.
- Pain when you try to make a fist.
- Decreased grip strength.
- Tingling in your hand.
- Numbness in your hand.