Golfers or Tennis Elbow
Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a condition of the inside aspect of the elbow, which in some ways is similar to tennis elbow. The forearm contains several muscles that are involved with flexing and bending the fingers and thumb, and flexing and turning the wrist downwards.
The tendons of these muscle come together in a common tendon sheath which is inserted into the inside aspect of the elbow joint. This can be in response to minor injury, repetitive overuse e.g. typists, factory workers or sometimes for no obvious reason at all. The area becomes sore, stiff and weak.
MyPhysio can help improve the range of movement by using stretches, mobilisations and strengthening exercises to help the condition, as well as acupuncture or taping techniques.
Tennis Elbow is more common than Golfers elbow, known as lateral epicondylitis; is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anybody, and like Golfers elbow can be down to repetitive straining of the forearm as mentioned previously.
MyPhysio can help using the latest evidence to help improve the range of movement by using stretches, mobilisations and strengthening exercises to help the condition, as well as acupuncture or taping techniques.