Golfers elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is pain and inflammation at the inside of the elbow. The pain is sharp when doing things like golfing, lifting weights, or even picking up a common object like a book.
Golfer’s elbow is caused by overloading of the tendon as it inserts into the medial epicondyle of the elbow. The flexor muscles that control the wrist and hand all attach into the inner elbow. When these tendons become inflamed they cause acute inner elbow pain.
There are many things that can be done at home, like simple exercises, icing, and use of a golfer’s elbow brace to get pain relief from golfers elbow. In this video we teach you about what causes golfers elbow pain. We discuss the differences between golfers elbow and tennis elbow. We discuss using ice for tennis elbow.
We also talk about the Band-It brace as a good option for a golfer’s elbow brace. Lastly, we talk through some effective golfers elbow exercises that help to decrease elbow pain and keep medial epicondylitis from returning. Whether you get physiotherapy, sports chiropractor, or other care for your sports injuries, this video will help you make the most of your self-care.
Golfer’s elbow pain, might be stopping you from your favorite sport or just from living daily life without elbow pain, can be helped with simple exercises.
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About Dr. Brant Pedersen:
Dr. Brant is a sports chiropractor who founded Positive Motion Chiropractic in northern California (Los Gatos). He specializes in finding rapid and lasting solutions to muscle and joint pain issues. He received his first chiropractic adjustment when competing as a professional windsurfer and it opened his eyes to how quickly the body can heal when given targeted conservative care. Dr. Pedersen graduated valedictorian of his class from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, maintains an adjunct faculty position at his alma mater, gives back through humanitarian chiropractic care, and loves everyday in practice. He enjoys sharing tips and tricks for how to stay active and pain-free and employs them daily to stay active as an extreme sports athlete.
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