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Golfers Elbow

On either side of the elbow are bony bumps called epicondyles, where the tendons from the muscles of the forearm attach. Movements similar to that swinging a golf club, where sudden stress is placed on the forearm muscles on the inside (or medial, the side of the forearm above the pinky) portion of the arm, can lead to small tears in the tendon near the elbow, which accumulate and fail to heal. This creates a long-lasting inflammation (“-itis”, hence the scientific name “medial epicondylitis”) that builds a lot of scar tissue, which can pinch nerves and make it harder to flex the fingers of your hand without pain.