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Golfer’s elbow is a condition similar to the more famous, Tennis elbow but for the fact that here, the tendons which are present in the medial aspect of the elbow (Inner side of elbow) are affected. Golfers Elbow is otherwise known as “Medial Epicondylitis”. Pain is present in the inner aspect of the elbow and movements which involve flexion of the forearm muscles (bending of the elbow) are restricted and painful. It is usually seen in golf players and hence the name. However it can also happen in persons not playing golf.

Causes Of Golfer’s Elbow

Strain and overuse of the muscles of the forearm are the main reasons for causing this condition. It is seen in people involved in Golf and other physically demanding activities with the hand. It is usually seen in the arm which is predominantly used for example if a Golf player plays with his right arm his right arm is more susceptible for developing this condition.

Symptoms Of Golfer’s Elbow

  • Pain in the medial side of the elbow (inner portion of the elbow)
  • Inability to perform certain activities with the fore-arm
  • Pain while performing activities where the forearm is bent
  • Tenderness (Pain on touch) on the inner side of the elbow
  • Pain worsens when doing the following. Swinging something, squeezing, shaking hands, turning a doorknob, lifting weights, picking up something with the palm down, flexing the wrist
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling sensation in the hands and fingers

Allopathy & Ayurvedic Treatment For Golfers Elbow

Treatment of Golfer’s elbow is aimed at reducing the local inflammation, relieving pain and restoration of normal functioning of the affected elbow.

    • Treatment for Golfer’s elbow in Contemporary Medicine (Allopathy)

Rest to the affected part is the first phase of the treatment of Golfer’s elbow. Physiotherapy and massage are advised thereafter. If the symptoms persist, pain killers are administered. If still there is no relief, steroids are used orally or injected into the joints. Local injection of Botulinum toxin is also used in chronic unresponsive conditions.

    • Ayurvedic Treatment For Golfers Elbow

The approach to treatment of Golfer’s elbow in Ayurveda comprises of administration of anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic medicines. Application of medicated oils that help in relieving inflammation and in healing the tears in the tendons is advised. Medicated oils are also used for Pichu (bandage with the medicated oils) in the initial stages. This provides relief in most cases. However if the pain persists, Ayurvedic therapies that help to relieve inflammation like Podikkizhi (Herbal powder massage), Ilakkizhi (Massage with Herbal leaves), Tailadhara (Pouring of medicated oils) are advocated.

    • Ayurvedic Treatment for Golfer’s elbow at AVN AROGYA

At AVN Arogya we offer very effective treatment for Golfer’s elbow at all our clinics in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kochi & Madurai. The treatment of Golfer’s elbow, includes administration of the proprietary Ayurvedic medicines that we have developed for inflammation and for healing the tissues. We also have medicated oils that are very effective in providing relief from swelling and joint pain. In cases where the problem is severe, we also offer all the classic Ayurvedic therapies mentioned above to help obtain complete relief.


  • AVN Arogya’s treatment provides a very effective solution
  • AVN Arogya uses proprietary formulae and protocols perfected with years of experience
  • The treatment alleviates the need for powerful drugs
  • It greatly enhances quality of life
  • Our experience of over 85 years, makes us the best at offering the services required for effective healing and recovery
  • The treatment offered is time-tested, safe and effective
  • The treatment is natural and holistic
  • Patients can continue to live life with renewed confidence

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