Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow Doesn’t Have to Halt Your Game Permanently

Golfer’s elbow is a type of repetitive stress injury that’s similar to tennis elbow. When you move your arm in certain ways over and over again, you can hurt the tendons in the arm. In the case of golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, this affects the tendon on the inside of your elbow.

Note that you don’t have to be a golfer to get golfer’s elbow; it’s named that way because it tends to be seen in a lot in golfers who hold their fingers, wrists, and arms a certain way when holding or swinging a club. In Kennesaw and Marietta, GA, you can see a chiropractor at Discover Integrated Health LLC to help soothe this injury.

Most Treatment Is Non-invasive

Like tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow, golfer’s elbow has pain as a main symptom. You might also experience numbness or even tingling, and your elbow can feel both weak and unable to move that well. Treatment is generally non-invasive, with surgery reserved only for really resistant cases that aren’t responding after months and months of non-invasive treatment. So, keep in mind that it really is in your best interests to be as strict as possible about following your doctor’s recommendations for treatment.

Treatment usually consists of periodically putting ice on the inside of your elbow as well as doing specific exercises and stretches every day. Your doctor will show you what to do. You’ll also need to stop playing golf until you’re better and have your doctor’s OK.

If you have a tendency to curl your arm or wrist in your sleep, you may want to look into wearing a brace that keeps your elbow straight. Be careful and make sure you get a brace that won’t irritate your skin.

Another treatment you can try is chiropractic. Don’t stop doing the exercises that your doctor gave you, but add chiropractic treatment to the mix. This will help reduce tension in your muscles that could be creating more pain for your elbow tendon.

Got Golfer’s Elbow? See a Chiropractor in GA

Discover Integrated Health LLC serves the Kennesaw and Marietta, GA, regions. Call us now at (770) 423-9010 to set up a consultation to determine the best way to handle golfer’s elbow. You probably want to get back on the course as soon as you can.

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