Golfer's elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a condition where the inside of the elbow becomes painful and inflamed. It commonly affects golfers, but it can also occur in people who repeatedly use their wrists and hands in activities.
What Causes Golfer’s elbow ?
Golfer's elbow is usually caused by overuse or repetitive strain on the tendons that connect the muscles in the forearm to the inner side of the elbow. This can happen with activities like golf, tennis, weightlifting, or even using a computer mouse for long periods. Poor technique, improper equipment, and muscle imbalances can also contribute to this condition.
What are the Symptoms?
The main symptom of golfer's elbow is pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow. The pain can also spread down the forearm. Other symptoms include stiffness, weakness, and difficulty gripping objects.
At Prognosia Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic, our expert physiotherapists specialize in treating and managing golfer's elbow. Our goal is to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore full function to your elbow.
Manual Therapy Techniques:
Manual Therapy Techniques: Our skilled physiotherapists use various manual therapy techniques, such as soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and myofascial release, to reduce pain, kinesio taping, improve flexibility, and restore normal tissue function.
We create customized exercise programs to strengthen the muscles around the elbow and improve flexibility. These exercises aim to reduce stress on the affected tendons and promote healing. Our physiotherapists guide you on proper technique and progression for safe and effective rehabilitation.
We utilize therapeutic modalities like ultrasound, high-intensity laser therapy, and electrical stimulation to reduce pain, inflammation, and promote tissue healing. These non-invasive treatments can complement other therapeutic interventions.
Ergonomic and Technique Assessment:
Our physiotherapists assess your daily activities and sports techniques to identify any factors contributing to the condition or ergonomic issues. By modifying your technique and providing ergonomic advice, we aim to prevent future occurrences.
Injury prevention strategies:
We may recommend temporarily modifying activities that worsen symptoms to allow the affected tendons to heal. Resting the elbow and avoiding repetitive motions or heavy lifting can help alleviate pain and support recovery.
Activity Modification and Rest:
We utilize modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic taping to aid in pain relief, tissue healing, and support.
Our clinic offers comprehensive return-to-sport assessments to ensure you're ready to safely resume athletic activities. These assessments involve functional testing, sport-specific movements, and performance evaluations. We work closely with you to ensure you regain full function and confidence before returning to your sport.
Home Exercise Program:
Our physiotherapists provide you with a personalized home exercise program to continue rehabilitation between sessions. These exercises are designed to maintain progress, prevent re-injury, and promote long-term recovery.
Our dedicated team at Prognosia Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic is committed to providing personalized care and effective treatment for golfer's elbow. With our comprehensive approach, our aim is to reduce pain, restore function, and help you get back to your daily activities and sports.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us assist you in achieving a pain-free life!
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