Golfers elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony protrusion on the inside of your elbow. These muscles bend your wrist and fingers. Repetitive forceful gripping or heavy lifting cause an irritation of the tendon attachment to the bony prominence.
The condition is not limited to golfers, is more common in middle age and can occur in occupations where forceful or repetitive movements occur such as construction, plumbing and carpentry. It can also occur when lifting excessive weight in the gym.
It requires activity modification and a good understanding of how to protect the injured tendon to facilitate recovery. Your therapist will give you a detailed explanation of how this can be achieved guide you through this process which can take a number of months to resolve.