Do you need to be a Golfer to have Golfer's Elbow?

27/04/2020

 

Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See our weekly blog below if you are interested in new research, facts, general information or ideas.

 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD … PAIN ON THE INSIDE OF THE ELBOW? DOES IT HURT YOU WHEN YOUR ON THE COMPUTER? DOES IT CAUSE YOU PAIN AND WEAKNESS INTO THE FOREARM? 

In short ... you don't need to be a GOLFER to have GOLFER'S ELBOW!

GOLFER'S ELBOW usually begins as a tendinopathy.  A tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon causing pain and limited movement. For patient's with golfer’s elbow,  the muscles and tendons are located on the medial aspect (inside portion) of the elbow experience some form of micro tearing. Here is what you can feel... Golfer’s elbow usually presents as

  • Pain and tenderness over the inside of the elbow

  • Stiffness in the elbow which also hurts to make a fist

  • Weakness of the hand and wrist

  • The pain is worse with wrist flexion (curling the wrist up) and pronation (turning the wrist over)
     

GUYS - not to worry, at LIMP IN LEAP OUT PHYSIOTHERAPY we use the latest and greatest techniques to remove the root cause of your golfer’s elbow injury. This involves using Eccentric training of the wrist extensors, which has been shown to be effective in treating chronic golfer’s elbow. Good evidence shows significant reductions in chronic pain. We also use other techniques including soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisations, taping and ultrasound therapy to assist. 

This information can be used to gain a better understanding of golfers elbow injury. To find out more about how we can help your elbow pain, or to book in for a consultation you can contact us via our Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness contact us page, or book online here.

 

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Written by Michael

Physiotherapist

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