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Medial Epicondylitis

An overuse injury of the medial epicondylitis of the elbow involving the epicondyle of the humerus, the wrist and finger flexor muscles, and the pronator muscles.

Medial EpicondylitisMedial Epicondylitis: Initial Diagnosis and Management

  • History of sudden overload to contractile units of the medial elbow.
  • Physical examination for medial epicondylitis .
  • Tenderness over medial epicondylitis of humerus.
  • Pain with flexion of wrist or fingers.
  • Pain with resistance to flexion of wrist or fingers.
  • Loss of function or palpable gap in muscle due to medial epicondylitis.
  • History of chronic use of wrist flexors or pronators.

Medial Epicondylitis: Ongoing Management and Objectives

  • Flexibility exercises for wrist and finger flexor muscles and pronator muscles
  • Strengthening exercises for wrist and finger flexor muscles and pronator muscles.
  • Physical therapy procedures
  • Proper conditioning

Medial Epicondylitis: Indication a profile is needed

  •  Any limitations that affect strength, range of motion, and general efficiency of upper arms.
  •  Slightly limited mobility of joints, muscular weakness, or other musculo-skeletal defects that may prevent hand-to-hand fighting and disqualifies for prolonged effort.
  •  Defects or impairments that require significant restriction of use

Medial Epicondylitis: Specifications for the profile

  • Week 1-4
  • No pushups or pull-ups or weight lifting with upper body
  • Limited lifting
  • Limit duties requiring repeated supination/pronation at forearm
  • Caution with activities requiring wrist and hand grip use e.g. driving