Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

 

Golfers elbow is basically pain on the inside of the elbow (medial epicondyle) or forearm. It is

quite common in Golfer's but anyone who uses their forearms can get pain in the elbow. This 

could be from typing on a computer, using a mouse or laptop, playing tennis or racquet sports,

cricket and pretty much anything else.

 

Often the flexor tendons at the elbow become inflamed from over use but other theories indicate

that there may be no blood supply in the tendons and this is causing the pain.

Pain is usually only felt when moving the arm. If the condition worsens then you may feel a throbbing sensation at the elbow.

 

Treatment for tennis elbow involves releasing the forearm muscles, specifically the wrist and

finger flexors, pronator teres, biceps brachii and other myofascial connections to the elbow.

 

Stretching of the flexors is should be done at least 3 times per day. Pulling the fingers back or pressing the fingers and wrist into the desk giving you a strong stretch through the forearms.

 

Dry needling can also help to increase blood flow and heal the damaged tendon.

 

Techniques that can help back pain include: Sports & Remedial Massage, Active release techniques (ART), Myofascial Release, Fascial Manipulation, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Functional Massage.

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