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Golfer's Elbow

What is Golfer's Elbow?

Golfers elbow is a form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). It is characterised by pain or discomfort with or without and swelling around the inside of the elbow (as opposed to Tennis Elbow which is characterised by pain or discomfort on the outside of the joint).

What are the causes of Golfer's Elbow?

Golfers elbow can occur from overusing your arm repeatedly. As the name suggests, it can be caused by playing golf but can also be caused by a number of other activities such as:

What are the symptoms of Golfer's Elbow?

Golfers elbow usually causes mild, prolonged periods of pain in the elbow and can affect the upper side of the forearm.

Symptoms include pain or discomfort, redness, swelling or tenderness on the inside of the elbow joint. This can be accompanied by restriction of movement of the joint and the pain may extend from the shoulder to the wrist in some cases. Twisting movements such as opening jars can be most painful.

Treatment of Golfer's Elbow

Both our Physiotherapist and Osteopath are qualified and experienced to deal with Golfer's Elbow. The Physiotherapist is also a personal trainer and so may be preferred by Sportsmen/Women and is registered with most Private Health Insurers including BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva and Pru-Health. Please contact the Clinic for more details.

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