Whether you have incurred your injury on the courts, on the 18th tee, or have fallen victim to a repetitive strain injury during the course of your working life, Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness is here to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation. Golfer/tennis elbow is characterized by pain in the inside of the elbow which may spread to the forearm and wrist.
The pain stems from inflammation of the tendons that link the forearm to the elbow. The most common cause of the condition is the repetitive use of the associated muscles – hence the common names, golfer or tennis elbow. Unlike similar repetitive strain injuries, golfer elbow usually includes a degree of repetitive rotation of the muscle.
We recommend rest as a primary means of alleviating the strain on the muscles and tendons. Continuing to engage in activities that contribute to tennis elbow will cause further inflammation and could result in the tendon tearing.
Although golfer and tennis elbow are often used to describe the same condition, there is a distinction between the two. Tennis elbow describes damage to the tendons on the outside of the elbow. Golfer elbow is much less common and refers to damage to tendons on the inside of the elbow. Both conditions fall under the umbrella of elbow tendonitis.
As both conditions are common sports injuries, applying the lessons learned from sports medicine are a good foundation for treating all patients. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness will provide physiotherapy coupled with education on avoiding injury through repetition. Your ability to continue enjoying sporting activities or remaining in your chosen profession is an important part of any treatment we provide.
You can receive a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on your unique circumstances from Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness. Contact our clinic at your earliest convenience to arrange an assessment with one of our expert health and wellness doctors.