Golfer's elbow - medial epicondylitis is a painful condition caused by repetitive stress to the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. The pain tends to spread into the forearm and wrist. This condition can result from repetitive gripping through exercise, sports, or certain occupations. Golfer's elbow can make it difficult to participate in certain sports and activities or to perform common household tasks.
This week, we will discuss the painful condition known as medial epicondylitis, aka, “Golfer’s elbow”. Similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow, golfer’s elbow doesn't have to keep you off the course or away from your favorite activities.
Medial epicondylitis not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer's elbow. But, with rest and appropriate treatment, you can get back into the swing of things in no time!
Recovering from Golfer’s elbow can be a long process, so it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. Some physical therapy exercises that you can do from home could remedy your Golfer’s elbow and get you back to doing the things you love.
Next week, we will discuss recommended exercises and advanced treatment options for Golfer’s elbow. And remember: If you are experiencing elbow pain, don’t wait for your family physician; visit Excel Rehabilitation Services on Burnside Ave. in Gonzales, Louisiana where you will receive personal care from a professional physical therapist!