Golfers Elbow Debunked

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It’s that time of the year when the weather starts to get a little nicer and we all decided to take up one of America’s greatest past times, GOLF.  Though some of us are good enough to make the Sunday cut, many of us love to get out a few times a week and swing the clubs.  One thing you may start to notice if you have not done it in a while is a little bit of elbow pain in the inside of your arm.  This medial elbow pain is also known as golfers elbow. 

What is it?

It is an inflammatory response from overuse to the medial tendons that flex your wrist.  The repetitive forceful motion of the golf swing will cause this to become inflamed.    

Is it serious?

No – it is an inflammatory response from overuse with a gradual onset.

What is the treatment?

The classic “RICE” (Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate) is the most common and cost efficient way to treat your pain.  You can also take some anti-inflammatories to help reduce the inflammation and pain.  Still it may take 4 – 6 weeks to fully heal.   If the pain persist after taking some time off or shoes no sign of improvement, please visit your physician to get an orthopedic exam. 

Please consult your doctor prior to starting any new physical regiment.   

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