What is golfer elbow?
Golfer elbow is an injury that causes pain in your forearm muscles and flex your wrist and fingers. It’s also known as medial epicondyle, a bony bump on the inside of the elbow where these muscles attach.
What causes golfer elbow?
Golfer elbow are caused by injured muscle tissue which control your wrist and fingers. They are related to excessive and repeated stress in wrist and finger motion.
Incorrect lifting, throwing or hitting techniques all contribute to golfer’s elbow.
Beside playing golf, there are some causes for example:
- Weight lifting
- Forceful, repetitive occupational movements: such as plumping, construction and carpentry
- Throwing sport: baseball, softball, football, archery
All the repetitive flexing, gripping or swinging can cause tears in your tendons, usually caused by overusing forearm
What are common golfer’s elbow symptoms?
- Pain and tenderness: in your inner side of your elbow
- Limited range of motion
What treatment are recommended to treat golfer’s elbow?
- Apply ice pack to affected area
- Exercise to stretch and strengthen affected area
- Remedial Massage. Book an appointment now
Benefit of massage for golfer’s elbow
- Massage increases blood circulation which alleviate the metabolic waste
- Reduce muscle spams
- Release trigger point and prevent injury
- Develop range of motion and increase movement
- Reduce pain and decrease
Exercise for golfer’s elbow