What is Golfer’s Elbow and How Can You Treat It?
If you’ve ever experienced pain in your elbow while playing golf, you may be suffering from golfers elbow. This condition is caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm, resulting in inflammation and pain. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help manage this condition and reduce the pain associated with it.
Golfers elbow is caused by repetitive motions that involve using the muscles and tendons in the forearm. When these motions are done too often or with too much force, they can cause inflammation to occur around the inside of the elbow joint. This can lead to pain and discomfort whenever the arm is moved or even just touched. In severe cases, it can even limit a person’s range of motion.
Chiropractors are trained to identify and treat conditions like golfers elbow through manual manipulation of the joints and soft tissue surrounding them. This will help to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion while also relieving pain and discomfort. We may also recommend other treatments such as massage therapy or stretching exercises that can help improve strength and flexibility in the affected area.
Chiropractors may also suggest lifestyle changes that could help reduce symptoms of golfers elbow such as taking regular breaks from activities that require repetitive motions or using lighter weights when lifting objects with your arms. They may also suggest ways to modify your technique so as not to strain your muscles any further than necessary. By making small lifestyle changes in combination with chiropractic care, most people find relief from their symptoms after several weeks of treatment.
As well as treating your elbow, a chiropractor will always check your neck for any dysfunction, as a loss of spinal movement can lead to a weakness in the arm muscles. This can be an underlying cause as you stand a greater risk of incurring golfers elbow if you have weak forearm muscles and then engage in some sort of activity that puts a lot of strain on your elbows.