Golfers Elbow

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr. Dean Ormsby, BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Golfer's Elbow: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

OVERVIEW OF GOLFER'S ELBOW


Golfer's Elbow, a common issue among sportsmen and women, and older active adults, can be a painful and debilitating condition. With no two cases alike, your unique journey with this condition requires the expert guidance of a Rehab Chiropractor to assess, diagnose, and provide the most effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF GOLFER'S ELBOW

Golfer's Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, manifests with various signs and symptoms, including:

  • Pain and tenderness around the inner elbow
  • Stiffness in the elbow joint
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers

Untreated Golfer's Elbow can lead to chronic pain, limited range of motion, and reduced strength in the affected arm. In the short term, this can have a significant impact on your athletic performance and daily activities. Over time, untreated Golfer's Elbow could lead to more serious consequences, such as permanent joint damage and loss of function in the affected arm.


CAUSES OF GOLFER'S ELBOW


Golfer's Elbow is often caused by repetitive stress on the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the inside of the elbow joint. Common root causes include activities that involve gripping, twisting, or swinging motions, such as golf, tennis, weightlifting, and manual labor.

However, it's essential to understand that each case of Golfer's Elbow is unique and requires individualized attention from a qualified Rehab Chiropractor to identify the specific cause and develop an effective treatment plan.


WHEN TO USE THE EXPERT ADVICE OF A REHAB CHIROPRACTOR


If you have questions about Golfer's Elbow, its treatment options, or how to prevent it, a Rehab Chiropractor can provide expert advice tailored to your specific needs. Some common Q&A's include:

Q: What are the best treatment options for Golfer's Elbow? A: Treatment options may include rest, ice, compression, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Your Rehab Chiropractor will help you determine the most effective treatment plan based on your unique situation.

Q: How can I prevent Golfer's Elbow? A: A Rehab Chiropractor can suggest exercises, stretching techniques, and lifestyle changes to help minimize your risk of developing this condition.

Q: What is the recovery time for Golfer's Elbow surgery? A: Recovery time varies, but with proper rehabilitation, most patients can expect to return to their usual activities within three to six months.

Q: Can non-golfers develop Golfer's Elbow? A: Yes, this condition can affect anyone who engages in activities that involve repetitive stress on the elbow joint, such as tennis or weightlifting.

Q: When should I see a doctor for Golfer's Elbow? A: If you experience persistent pain, swelling, or weakness in your elbow, it's crucial to seek professional help from a Rehab Chiropractor.


VISIT US


Don't let Golfer's Elbow put your active lifestyle on hold. Our Rehab Chiropractors offer personalized treatment plans, expert advice, and a comprehensive approach to help you regain your strength, mobility, and pain-free living. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier you!

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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