Injection for Golfer's Elbow

December 9, 2011

(VIDEO) Learn why injecting a steroid for tennis or golfer's elbow is an exception from the chief rule about injections into joints.

Steroid injections for tennis or golfer's elbow are not placed directly into the joint, and therefore the main rule of thumb for joint injections does not apply.

The chief concern is to avoid permanent damage to the ulnar nerve. In this video featuring Dr. Soon Lim of the UK's Royal College of General Practitioners you can learn the multistep procedure for safely targeting the injection to the location of the pain.