The repetitive and/or wrong use of the elbow, forearms and hand muscles may produce microtears in the tendons, inflammamation and pain , the most common of these kind of injuries is called: Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) , but by the same mechanism other injuries like this one may occur in other places: shoulder, forearm, hand. The healing time is different for each patient, and also depends on the severity of the initial injury. The suggested strategy in your case should be: definitely review and correct the way you are swinging, stretch the muscles of the arms and hands before your golf practice, you can use ice packs after the practice to decrease inflammation and/or pain, try avoiding activities that reproduce the pain and finally, you could benefit using anti inflammatory medication (“Motrin”, “Aleve”).
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.