Golfer's Elbow Symptoms and Diagnosis
Golfer's elbow symptoms
Common symptoms of golfer’s elbow include:
- Pain on the inside of your elbow.
- Pain when you make a fist.
- Stiffness in your elbow.
- Weakness and tingling in the arm or fingers.
Golfer's elbow symptoms can come on all at once or slowly over time.
You may notice that the pain gets worse when you swing a golf club.
Other things that might cause golfer's elbow pain include:
- Swinging a racket.
- Shaking hands
- Turning a doorknob.
- Lifting weights.
- Flexing your wrist.
Golfer’s elbow diagnosis
There is no one test to diagnose golfer's elbow.
To help confirm a golfer's elbow diagnosis, your doctor will:
- Ask about your medical history.
- Do a physical exam.
- Check for pain by pressing on and moving areas of your hand or wrist. This will help pinpoint where the damage is in the elbow.
If your doctor sees signs of a more serious elbow injury, like a fracture, he or she may perform an x-ray.
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