Golfers’ Elbow causes pain at the inner part of the elbow. The pain could spread into your forearm and wrist. A similar condition to this is the Tennis Elbow which occurs outside the elbow. So, the condition, also known as medial epicondylitis, is very common with golfers, but not limited to them. Appropriate treatment can get you back on track.
Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow
- You may feel pain and tenderness at the inner part of your elbow – but this worsens with certain movements.
- Stiffness at the elbow
- Weakness in the hands and wrist
- Difficulty in making a fist
- Numbness or tingling of fingers But taking a rest or applying ice can help but when you discover that any one or a combination of these signs persist, then see a physiotherapist.
Causes Of Golfer’s Elbow
Golfers’ Elbow (G.E.) causes pain. It usually happens because of damage to the muscles and tendons that control your wrist and fingers because of repetitive stress on them. Other causes include improper lifting, throwing or hitting of objects, inadequate warm-up and poor conditioning.
Improper application of techniques in throwing sports (such as discus, shot put, javelin and baseball); racket sports (e.g. tennis) and weight training can also lead to G.E.
So, if you are engaged in occupations that require forceful movements such as in carpentry, construction and plumbing, there is a high risk of contracting Golfer’s elbow. The same goes for smokers and obese people.
Physical Therapy for Golfers’ Elbow
Physiotherapy is very helpful in reconditioning the muscles that have been affected.To effectively manage the condition, seek treatment from a physiotherapist as surgery is seldom necessary.
At Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic, our physiotherapists applies a non-surgical procedure to give protection to your the collagen in your tendons and heal quickly. Moreover, during treatment, you will also be given tips on how to rest your elbow and appropriate exercise against strains.