Forehand golfer's elbow is common in professional players. It occurs on the inside arm, ie. on the right elbow of a right-handed golfer. This movement strains the muscles that bend the wrist foreword (flexion) and allow you to make a fist. These muscles attach at the bony prominence on the inside of the elbow (medial epicondyle) are called wrist flexors. Pain begins in this area and may spread down the forearm.Golfers who grip the club too tightly or who smash the ball are most likely to suffer this injury. Overuse is also a major cause of epicondylitis. Considering that serious players hit about 500 shots per day and you can see why this injury is so common. The force of hitting the ball travels from the club to the forearm and ends up at the elbow tendon. Over time this causes a small rips or tears in the muscle/tendon. If this tear is allowed to recur every few days it becomes inflamed and proper healing is interrupted. This continued use propagates the tear and symptoms worsen. Small areas of scar tissue develop called trigger points.Even every day activities like opening a car door or lifting that morning cup of coffee interrupt normal healing. Also remember, the older you are, the slower the healing process. This means that more rest and rehabilitation is needed.
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The first part of treatment is proper evaluation of the injury. Initially you must rest and relieve the inflammation. Always ice the area immediately after you feel pain and stop playing! Too many people continue to play only to pay the next day. Trigger point therapy, deeply massaging the damage muscle and tendon, breaks up the scar tissue and allows the area to heal. Ultrasound, a deep heat, allows blood to flow to the injured area to get rid of the scar tissue and supply nutrients for healing. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, shoulder, elbow and hand are usually needed to restore proper joint motion. A proper strength and stretching program is essential to restoring the area. This includes wrist curls (pulling a weight palm up), wrist extensions (extending the wrist from a palm down position) and stretching of the wristflexors and extensors.