Patient travels from Canada to Florida in search of a solution
In Canada, our patient faced a frustrating reality: a lengthy waiting list for a procedure to address his debilitating golfers elbow. The prospect of waiting for years for relief was daunting, especially considering that the initial treatment plan involved a more invasive open procedure.
In his quest for a faster and less invasive solution, our patient turned to the vast resources available online. It was during this search that he discovered the expertise of Dr. Badia, an orthopedic specialist renowned for his innovative approach to elbow conditions.
Golfers elbow, known medically as medial epicondylitis, is an orthopedic condition that affects the inner side of the elbow. This condition is not exclusive to golfers but can impact anyone who engages in repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as gripping, flexing, or swinging motions.
Key characteristics of golfers elbow include:
Location of Pain: The primary symptom is pain and tenderness around the medial epicondyle, a bony prominence on the inner side of the elbow. This is where the forearm muscles attach to the bone.
Pain Intensity: The pain may range from mild to severe and can extend down the forearm. It’s typically aggravated by activities that involve gripping, twisting, or flexing the wrist, such as swinging a golf club, hence the name.
Who’s Affected: While it’s called “golfers elbow,” this condition doesn’t discriminate based on your sport or lack thereof.