medial epicondylitis


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Related to medial epicondylitis: lateral epicondylitis, Cubital tunnel syndrome
An injury characterised by pain and tenderness of medial humeral epicondyle at the origin of the flexor tendons of the forearm
Management Rest, steroid injection if severe; amputation if intractable

me·di·al epi·con·dy·li·tis

(mē'dē-ăl ep'i-kon'di-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the medial epicondyle of the humurus due to overuse of the wrist flexors or to cumulative trauma, as seen in some athletes.
Synonym(s): Little League elbow.
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[20.] Wolf J.M., Mountcastle S., Burks R., Sturdivant R.X., Owens B.D.: Epidemiology of lateral and medial epicondylitis in a military population.
Physical exam findings in medial epicondylitis include potential swelling and erythema on general inspection and painful deficits in range of motion as well as reproduction of pain with isometric opposition of flexion at the wrist.
No significant association was instead found for medial epicondylitis.
Amateurs have been shown to experience lateral epicondylitis, or "tennis elbow," five times more frequently than medial epicondylitis, or "golfer's elbow." (7) Signs include tenderness to palpation over the ECRB origin and pain with resisted wrist extension.
"May be this is the first step towards putting my career back on track," said the Englishman who is battling a nagging golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis.
medial epicondylitis. It can be the cause of unexplained pain.
Suresh SP et al (19) showed the effect of autologous blood in medial epicondylitis and found it to be safe and effective in all the patients.
Tennis elbow is more common than medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) which affects the tendon on the inside of the elbow.
Medial elbow pain may be related to various pathologic conditions such as overuse-syndrome of medial muscle group, medial epicondylitis, and medial ligament sprain (Brogdon and Crow, 1960; Slocum, 1968).
Professional golfers, who average three injuries a year, are more likely to report overuse injuries of the back, wrist and shoulder, while golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) is the most commonly reported injury for amateur athletes, followed by low back pain and shoulder problems.
Elite tennis players tend to develop medial epicondylitis (or epicondylosis), commonly called "golfer's elbow." The casual tennis players (and others) who are most at risk of developing lateral epicondylosis are those who have inadequate conditioning, particularly weak wrist extensors; tight, inflexible muscles (which can be alleviated somewhat by stretching); and weak posterior shoulder muscles.
Golfer's elbow, known medically as Medial Epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive injury to the muscles that are used to pull the hand down, the wrist flexors, located on the palm side of the forearm.

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