Medial epicondylitis is a common condition that affects the flexor pronator origin. It can occur as a result of repetitive activities or even from a single episode of trauma. The pathologic process behind it is the development of micro tears between the pronator teres and the Flexor Carpi Radialis.
Patients will complain of tenderness over the flexor origin. and weakness with gripping. There is also pain with flexion and pronation thus making it inconvenient to perform most activities of daily living.
Most cases will clear up with activity modification, stretching and NSAIDs.
Injections for golfers elbow are indicated when there is chronic pain and disability or functional impairment as a result of the pain.