Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Golfer’s Elbow

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Do you have elbow pain that interferes with golf or other sports/activities?

If so, you may be suffering from a condition called Golfer’s Elbow.

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Golfer’s Elbow is caused by overuse, strain, or injury to the tendon that attaches to the bone on the inside of the elbow (medial epicondyle). This tendon is attached to the muscle that bends the hand inwards from the wrist. Repetitive movement results in tiny micro-tears in the tendon that causes inflammation and pain.

Symptoms:

Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow that may extend along the inner side of your forearm. Stiffness and discomfort with making a fist. Weakness in your hands and wrists. Numbness or tingling that radiates into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers.

Causes:

Golfer’s Elbow is caused by damage to the muscles and tendons that control your wrist and fingers. The damage is typically related to excess or repetitive stress — especially forceful wrist and finger motions.

Golfer’s Elbow can occur after a sudden force to the elbow or wrist.

Golfer’s Ebow is not limited to golf players, many other common arm motions can cause golfers elbow, including: improper pitching technique in baseball or softball, lifting weights using improper technique, such as curling the wrists during a biceps exercise. Painting, raking, hammering, typing and other repetitive wrist, hand or arm movements can result in Golfer’s Elbow.

Risk Factors:

Golfer’s Elbow is most common in men ages 20 to 49 — however, the condition can affect anyone who repetitively stresses the wrists or fingers.

Chiropractic care can help with the diagnosis and treatment of Golfer’s Elbow and other elbow related pain. Left untreated, Golfer’s Elbow can cause: chronic elbow pain, limited range of motion and contracture of your elbow.

Don’t let the pain of golfer’s elbow keep you off the course or away from your favourite activities. With appropriate treatment, you can get back into the swing of things.

 

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