Sports Injuries and Golf

Do You Play Golf?

With golfers elbow, it’s where the tendons of the forearm meet your boney bit of elbow on the inside of your arm. Very close to what you’d consider your “funny bone”. The area of pain starts from the Medial Epicondyle and extends towards the forearm muscles and the effects the tendons between the two Tendonitis effectively.

Medial Epicondylitis otherwise know as Golfer’s Elbow. It seems that this is different from Tennis Elbow say, in which part of the elbow hurts.
With golfers elbow, it’s where the tendons of the forearm meet your boney bit of elbow on the inside of your arm. Very close to what you’d consider your “funny bone”. The area of pain starts from the Medial Epicondyle and extends towards the forearm muscles and the effects the tendons between the two Tendonitis effectively.

Golfers elbow is one of many symptoms that may occur from the game of golf. Golfers elbow is treated in my office with chiropractic care which helps to align the bones of the elbow, wrist and shoulder. A complete evaluation and exam is done to determine why you are experiencing the elbow pain. Many times a musclular imbalance somewhere else in the body, and usually in the shoulder leads to an improper swing which causes more stress to the elbow, resulting in pain. Along with chiropractic adjustments, stretches and strengthening exercise will be given to help prevent the pain and to keep it from coming back. In some cases physiotherapy is needed to decrease inflammation in the elbow and promote healing. In my office we utilize the cold laser treatment. See cold laser section for details.

Other common injuries that I commonly see with golf is, rib pain, shoulder pain, and low back pain. Most of the symptoms result from the twisting stress put on the spine from a golf swing. These injuries are treated successfully at my office.