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Left hand pain in a golfer

Im 6ft 5 180 pounds and Im having problems with a MC boss on my left hand . I have had some pretty big pains in it. Im a professional golfer and I play golf everyday. I have been taking celebrex and a topical cream. I also had a steroid shot on Friday of last week but the pain has actually gotten worse. I was wondering if I did have surgery how long would the recovery be, especially for me to get back to playing golf?
Sun, 6 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi there.

Do you have pain on the outer aspect of your elbow ?

It appears you could be having a condition called Golfer's elbow where the muscles and tendons get inflammed near the elbow due to the motion and stress of forearms during Golf.

Steroid infection usually relieves pain in this region. Surgery may be done to relieve the stress in that region. This should be curative and pain will not be there but there may be some restriction to your playing habits after surgery for a few weeks. This time requires complete rest.

You can apply Diclofenac gel on the painful area of the elbow. Also take Acetaminophen or Paracetamol, under medical supervision. This should give some relief till the surgery. Avoid golfing for a while till you get cured.

Wishing speedy recovery.

Regards,



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Left hand pain in a golfer

Hi there. Do you have pain on the outer aspect of your elbow ? It appears you could be having a condition called Golfer s elbow where the muscles and tendons get inflammed near the elbow due to the motion and stress of forearms during Golf. Steroid infection usually relieves pain in this region. Surgery may be done to relieve the stress in that region. This should be curative and pain will not be there but there may be some restriction to your playing habits after surgery for a few weeks. This time requires complete rest. You can apply Diclofenac gel on the painful area of the elbow. Also take Acetaminophen or Paracetamol, under medical supervision. This should give some relief till the surgery. Avoid golfing for a while till you get cured. Wishing speedy recovery. Regards,