We discussed chiropractic care for Tennis Elbow in a previous post, and I would like to share with you a recent article from the chiro blog. This article deals with the less well known Golfer’s Elbow.
Golfer’s Elbow can be caused by a variety of different activities, not just golf. Repetitive motion, perhaps from exercise or work, is the primary cause of Golfer’s Elbow. These actions cause inflammation in the soft tissue, a form of tendinitis similar to Tennis Elbow.
The pain from Golfer’s Elbow is on the inside of the elbow, versus on the outside with Tennis Elbow. It can be difficult to correctly identify where the pain is centered, but your chiropractor can ask you some questions concerning your pain and daily activities to quickly find which injury you are suffering from.
The symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow may include:
Golfer’s Elbow can last for as little as a few weeks or as long as many years. Prompt treatment is essential for dealing with Golfer’s Elbow, as it can have a major impact on your life.
Treatment for Golfer’s Elbow can include rest, chiropractic massage, and stretching and exercise tailored to your problem. Your chiropractor will examine you and learn about your lifestyle to generate a treatment program that is best for you.
Your chiropractor will also work with you to prevent Golfer’s Elbow from returning. Understanding the cause of your problem and finding ways to work (or play) around it will allow you to work (or play) in the future with lessened risk of Golfer’s Elbow returning.
If you are suffering from elbow pain, contact your chiropractor immediately. Golfer’s Elbow can be treated safely and quickly if you deal with it in timely manner.
Dr. Craig of Clearview Chiropractic is your chiropractor for the Outer Banks and can help you with Golfer’s Elbow or any other chiropractic needs.