Golfer's Elbow Treatment Overview
First steps to consider
- You can usually treat golfer’s elbow at home with ice, heat, rest, and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
- Avoid activities that aggravate symptoms like repetitive wrist and finger motions.
When you may need a provider
- Your pain isn’t improving after trying home treatments for 1–2 weeks.
- You develop stiffness in the elbow or are unable to perform normal daily activities because of the pain.
Go to the ER if you have any of these symptoms:
- Your elbow is red, hot, and swollen with fever or other signs of infection.
- Severe pain with elbow motion.
- You injured your elbow and have severe pain or the elbow is out of place.
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