Golfer Physiotherapy Clinic
There is nothing like a round of golf on a beautiful summer morning; the smell of freshly cut grass, birds chirping and the sun coming up over the horizon. When you are suffering a sporting injury however, your game of golf can turn into a less then joyful experience.
Known medically as epicondylitis, Golfer’s Elbow causes pain and discomfort on the inside of the elbow joint, spreading to the forearm and wrist. Golfer’s Elbow is not limited to golfers, however. Many activities can lead to Golfer’s Elbow, including racket and throwing sports.
Similar to Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow is related to excess or repetitive stress, especially forceful wrist and finger motions, damaging the muscles and tendons that control your wrist and fingers.
Symptoms can include stiffness in the elbow, a weakness in hands and wrists and numbness or tingling sensation radiating to the fingers. If left untreated, golfer’s elbow can cause persistent elbow pain. Rest is extremely important in the recovery process.
Sneaking in a round of golf before you are fully healed will only prolong your recovery. But don’t fret! Golfer’s Elbow doesn’t have to keep you off the course or away from your favourite activities for too long. With rest and appropriate treatment from your physiotherapist, you will be back in the swing of things in no time.
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