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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is not just a golfing injury! Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondyalgia) is a condition which the tendons in the elbow cause pain on the inside part of the elbow. This in process causes inflammation in the tissue surrounding the tendon.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain on the inside of the elbow and forearm
  • Forearm muscle weakness and often losing grip due to pain
  • Elbow stiffness in the morning

Key Stats and Facts

  • 1% of all adults each year are affected by Golfer’s Elbow
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519000/
  • Up to 20% of these adults have ulnar nerve symptoms which causes pain radiating down to the little finger
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519000/

Uncover the process

  • Golfer’s elbow pain can be relieved by strengthening the muscles around your shoulder and forearm
  • Golfer’s elbow pain can also be relieved by improving your grip position or wrist postion (e.g. wrists supported whilst computer typing)
  • Golfer’s elbow is commonly found in age groups from 45-65 years of age

Dos and Donts

  • Don’t try to grip and lift an object with a bent wrist (keep neutral grip position)
  • Supportive braces can help to relieve pain and provide rest to the painful area
  • Avoid weight bearing through hands and wrists
  • Avoid repetitive forearm and wrist tasks

Next Steps

We can help relieve your Golfer’s elbow through improving how your shoulder and elbows move and relieving tight muscles which pull on the painful spot on the outside part of the elbow