Golfer’s elbow is a repetitive strain injury that results in pain on the inside aspect of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitits, is a common injury that doesn’t only come from too much golf. Any job or activity that uses the hands and elbows in repeptitive movements can cause this condition to develop. Hammering, throwing, painting and weight training all involve repetitive use of the forearm and can therefore lead to the development of golfer’s elbow.
Golfer’s elbow is a tendinitis of the forearm flexors. These muscles all attach at a similar point on the inside of the elbow. When these muscles have a large demand placed on them (as with all the activities mentioned above) the tendon’s can become irritated. Pain and inflammation may arise at the inside of the elbow when these muscles get overworked, or aren’t strong enough to handle the demand being placed on them.
Stretching and specific exercises are an important part of the recovery process. Our Oakville chiropractor recommends these stretches and exercises to help get you back to doing all the activities you love. If you think you have golfer’s elbow, don’t waste any time and start treatment at our Oakville chiropractic clinic today! Book an appointment now!