As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Medial epicondylitis, commonly known as golfer’s elbow, is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation on the inner part of the elbow. Despite its name, golfer’s elbow can affect individuals engaged in various activities that involve repetitive gripping, wrist flexion, and forearm rotation, such as golfing, gardening, or playing racquet sports. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of medial epicondylitis, offering comprehensive care to alleviate pain and restore function.

When you experience golfer’s elbow, activities such as lifting, gripping objects, or bending your wrist may exacerbate symptoms, leading to discomfort and limited range of motion. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI to confirm the diagnosis and assess the extent of tendon damage.

Treatment options for medial epicondylitis at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: Initially, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, ice therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and activity modification to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Physical therapy: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized exercise programs focused on stretching and strengthening the muscles of the forearm, improving flexibility, and promoting healing of the affected tendon.
  • Orthotic devices: We may prescribe braces or splints to provide support and reduce stress on the affected tendon, allowing it to heal properly.
  • Corticosteroid injections: In cases of severe pain and inflammation, corticosteroid injections may be administered directly into the affected area to provide targeted relief.
  • Regenerative medicine: We offer innovative regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or stem cell therapy to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote tissue repair.
  • Minimally invasive procedures: If conservative treatments fail to provide relief, we may recommend minimally invasive procedures such as percutaneous needle tenotomy or arthroscopic surgery to remove damaged tissue and promote healing of the tendon.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

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When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.