Medial epicondylitis is very similar to lateral epicondylitis. Just as lateral epicondylitis is known as “Tennis Elbow”, medial epicondylitis is known as “Golfer’s Elbow”. similar to lateral epicondylitis, your healthcare provider may attempt to treat you with a number of available non-operative treatments. The good news is usually they work. It may take some time and some effort on your part (doing the exercises your therapist recommends) but eventually this pain will improve. For those unfortunate patients that continue to have pain, your provider will likely order some additional tests which may include x-rays, a nerve conduction test and an MRI. Occasionally, these tests will reveal an underlying cause that is different than the golfer’s elbow that was originally thought to be the cause. For those patients that do have medial epicondylitis that does not improve with non-operative treatments, your physician may recommend surgery.