Whether you are a regular weekend fairway bandit or have never held a club in your life you can suffer from Golfer’s Elbow!
Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may also spread into the forearm and wrist. The condition is similar to tennis elbow, although that causes pain on the outside of the elbow.
Golfer’s Elbow is caused by repetitive stress, often with forceful wrist and finger motions, so although it is commonly associated with the game of golf, it can also be a problem for people in trades where gripping is involved eg. carpentry and painting. Due to tendon degeneration the elbow may feel stiff and painful and the hand and wrist may feel weak. Males and females are equally affected and the most common age of onset is between the ages of 35 and 50.
Don’t throw your clubs into the water hazard just yet, though, because Gary Brooks at Tamborine Mt Physiotherapy has a treatment regime for Golfer’s Elbow that will save your elbow and your handicap! Using a combination of rest ( yes, you may have to! ), ice, stretches, gentle massage and strengthening exercises he will work to reduce the pain of the elbow and strengthen the tendons and muscles of your forearm.
So come to Tamborine Mt Physiotherapy for relief from Golfer’s Elbow and we’ll have you teeing off before you can say ‘birdy’. Call now on 5545 0500