Khalid Ayoub Consultant Orthopeaedic Surgeon
Elbow Pain Kilmarnock
Tennis Elbow
Golfer Elbow
Ulna Nerve Compression
Elbow Arthritis
Pain In The Back Of The Elbow
Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
Elbow Dislocation/Fracture

Golfer Elbow
Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) is similar to its counterpart, tennis elbow but not as common. Historically, this condition was found frequently among the golfers, hence the name.

The usual complaints are pain and tenderness at the inner side (medial) of the elbow, especially over the bony prominence in the same side called the “medial epicondyle”. The pain is worsened from affected muscle use, e.g. forearm rotation or grasping, opening a jar. Sometimes, it is associated with ulnar neuropathy (Ulnar Nerve Compression) which may cause reduced sensation and/or a tingling sensation in inner side of the forearm and hand down to the little finger (pinkie).

Like the Tennis Elbow, this condition caused by inflammation of the tendon of the flexor forearm muscles attached to the medial side of the elbow. This inflammation is a result of either a damage or degeneration (wear & tear) of a tendon. Back...

Treatment options include non-operative methods like pain killers, anti-inflammatory tablets, physiotherapy, brace/splints and topical treatments (e.g. heat/cold application, ultrasound therapy) as well as a period of rest from excessive use of the hand/sport. The other treatment line is a course of steroid injections which can prove very successful for many patients. Most elbows improve within 3-6 months. When all these methods are failed and the patient still has severe problems, operative treatment can be considered in this case. The operation is directed mainly to a limited excision of the inflamed part of the tendon (Surgical Release). If there is an associated condition of Ulnar Neuropathy, an additional procedure may be recommended to release the nerve during the same operation.

The operation can be done usually as a Day-Surgery case. Further detailed information would be provided during the consultation with Mr. Khalid Ayoub. Back...

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