Diagnostics golfer´s elbow
If a golfer´s elbow is suspected, there is a typical pressure pain at the bony protrusion on the inner side of the elbow. The flexor muscles are also often painfully flexed. When flexing the fist against resistance, pain emerges from the flexor tendons and often from the hand and finger flexor muscles near the elbow.
The images of an ultrasound examination can help rule out a joint effusion and, thus, an irritation of the elbow joint itself. X-ray images provide information about changes of the bones and calcification of tendons. At an MRI image, we can see inflammations visible as water deposits between single tendons or as edemas of the bone (swelling caused by liquid accumulation).