Self-care for golfer’s elbow should include heat followed by frequent stretching of the hand and fingers into extension. Ice is used if swelling is present.
A good protocol for manual therapy for golfer’s elbow involves fascial spreading, longitudinal and cross fiber strokes, and pin and stretch technique.
Assessment (diagnosis) of golfer’s elbow is done with active and passive range of motion, manual resistance, and palpation.
The most common symptoms of golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis / medial epicondylosis) are pain and tightness at the common flexor belly/tendon.
Golfer’s elbow is caused by an overuse of the muscles of flexion of the hand at the wrist joint and flexion of the fingers.