Physiotherapy for golfers elbow
Physiotherapy for golfers elbow

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Golfer’s Elbow (or medial epicondylitis) is the inflammation of the wrist flexor tendon that joins the forearm muscles on the inner part of the elbow. This happens to golfer’s players, as well as non golfer’s players.

What are the causes of Golfer’s Elbow?

Golfer’s Elbow is a painful condition as tissues becomes damaged and injured:

– Overuse, repeating same movement again and again

– Prolonged grasping such as gym, working in front of computer, manual work

– Age: most common in 30-50.  Anyone can get tennis elbow if they have the risk factors

– Sports: In racquet sports like golf, improper stroke technique and improper equipment

– Unspecific: can occur without any recognized repetitive injury

Common Signs and Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow

– Slow onset, usually worsen over weeks

– Pain on inner part of the elbow, occasionally spread to forearm

– Bending wrist, turning palm down

– Weak grasp strength

Physiotherapy Treatment for Golfer’s Elbow

Physiotherapy treatment will reduce golfer’s elbow pain and inflammation and promote healing so that you can get back to the activities you enjoy as soon as possible.

Clinical Massage to relieve forearm muscles tightness and tension

– Pain Relief & Tissue Repair Treatments (such as ultrasound, Interferential electrical, heat therapy, TENS)

– Stretching and Strengthening exercises for elbow muscles

– Education on correct sports techniques, or golf swing

– Elbow taping or golfer’s elbow strap

Golfer’s elbow is the most common elbow condition our therapists at heal360 Physioclinic treat effectively with Extracorporeal shock wave therapy which stimulate the body’s self healing process

If you would like know how about therapy can treat Golfer’s elbow, or to book an appointment please call 62244178 or SMS  9639 0509 or email us