Golfer's elbow Golfer's elbow is where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow are damaged, which causes pain. The pain often spreads into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. Acupuncture for golfer's elbow Acupuncture is very good at treating golfer's eblow. It reduces inflammation in the tendon and relieves pain. I've treated this problem many times with great success.