What is Golfer’s elbow? 🤔
So you may have seen our recent blog about Tennis Elbow where Golfer’s elbow was mentioned?
If you didn’t, scroll back on our page and you can read all about Tennis Elbow, if you would like. We briefly mentioned how Golfer’s Elbow is similar but is not to be confused with Tennis Elbow.
So, what is the difference?
Well, Golfer’s Elbow affects the inside of the elbow, the Medial epicondyle, rather than the outside, the lateral epicondyle.
Golfer’s elbow occurs when damage has affected the muscles and tendons that control the wrists and fingers. This is usually due to repeated stress, not warming up before your activities and improper technique and you don’t have to be a golfer for these things to happen, it could even be an occupational hazard.
So, what can you do?
The best thing you can do is to fix your form and ensure that you are warming up properly before repetitive activities.
Specific exercises can stretch and strengthen the affected area and progressive loading (slowly adding more resistance or weight) has been shown to be especially effective. It’s also a really good idea to find a professional who can help put together this programme properly.
Physiotherapists can create a specific exercise and progressive loading programmes just for you.
If you think you are suffering from Golfer’s Elbow why not get in touch and see how we can help you