What is it?
Golfers elbow is a painful condition that affects the inside of the elbow. Sometimes this can come on after a specific event or more commonly comes on gradually without any obvious cause. Golfers elbow or to give it its medical name medial epicondylitis affects many people and although it does affect golfers, you don’t have to be a golfer to suffer with it. Activities such as gripping, twisting and lifting can all aggravate this condition. Occasionally an injury to the neck or shoulder may be involved.
What we do?
We will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your elbow and surrounding structures to ensure we have an accurate diagnosis. The assessment process will include a variety of assessment techniques looking at your range of movement, strength, muscles and ligaments. We will also use a variety of special tests to identify the cause of your problem to start to develop a treatment plan based on your presentation.
What are the benefits?
Your physiotherapist will aim to help reduce the pain you feel in your elbow and improve the function. Treatment will target tight muscles and tendons around the elbow. This will help you to improve your strength and pain free range of movement allowing you to return to normal activities.
How can we help?
Golfers elbow can be caused by a number of factors. We will aim to address these factors using a number of treatment techniques listed below.
- Joint mobilisation
- Capsular stretches
- Taping and
- Postural correction
What should you do?
If you think you may have golfers elbow you may well benefit from the help a physiotherapist can provide. Early treatment will maximise your recovery and prevent you developing unwanted compensations and stop the condition becoming a long-term problem. In some instances heat or cold therapy and strapping techniques can be useful.
You can call us or email us to discuss your condition or to book in for an initial assessment session. If we think we can help you we will say so, if not we will refer you on to an elbow specialist for further assessment and possibly investigation. Occasionally, an injection can help the rehabilitation process and on rare occasions surgery is required.
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