Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inside of your elbow and forearm.
It can make simple things like gripping with your hand quite painful. But you can beat it with the right treatment approach. Like seeing a chiropractor.
Dr. McGahey uses a combination of chiropractic and Active Release to treat Golfer’s Elbow. This approach can help eliminate pain more quickly than therapy alone. And that means less time away from activity. In fact, most people start to feel better after just a few visits.
Golfer’s Elbow – What Is It, Anyway?
Golfer’s Elbow causes pain in the joint and muscles on the inside of your elbow. You use these muscles when throwing, squeezing and gripping. And with repetitive tasks like typing and texting. When these muscles are overworked (hey computer users) they become injured. Keep doing it, and that’s when the pain starts.
This type of injury is an overuse injury. Over time it causes scar tissue and pain to build up around your elbow. And while Ibuprofen and an elbow brace may feel better, they won’t fix the problem. But chiropractic and Active Release can (more on that later).
Causes of Golfer’s Elbow / Elbow Pain
Golfer’s Elbow often occurs when you use your hands and fingers for repetitive tasks. Typing, texting, mousing, playing video games, gripping and rock climbing are all common causes. Sometimes even golfers get it!
These activities place prolonged strain on your forearm muscles. Especially where they attach to your elbow. Like all fun activities (except typing), we tend to do them a lot. That means these muscles get overworked and injured.
Over months or years, these activities cause scar tissue to form. And that means pain and stiffness in your elbow. It also means those fun activities are too painful to do anymore. But if you work at a keyboard, you may not have a choice!
Golfer’s Elbow Symptoms
The most common Golfer’s Elbow symptoms are pain and stiffness over the inside of the elbow. Symptoms usually come on over weeks or months, and worsen with repeated activity. Pain, numbness or tingling can spread to the hand over time. If left untreated, Golfer’s Elbow can become chronic.
The severity of your Golfer’s Elbow symptoms really depends on 2 things:
- The type of activity that’s hurting your elbow
- And how long you’ve been doing it for
Some activities put more stress on your elbow than others. And that can make for worse symptoms. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find relief. It just means it might take a little longer.
Golfer’s Elbow – Treatment That Works!
For Golfer’s Elbow treatment to be effective, three things need to be accomplished:
- Break up scar tissue in the muscles and soft tissues around your elbow
- Return normal function to your elbow joint and the muscles of your forearm
- Reduce inflammation around your elbow
Active Release does a fantastic job with accomplishing the first goal. It’s great for comfortably breaking up scar tissue and reducing inflammation, which is why it’s considered the Gold Standard for soft tissue treatment. Chiropractic can help return mobility to your elbow, reducing pain and stiffness. Kinesio Tape can also reduce pain, while supporting your elbow during a return to activity.
Eliminate Your Elbow Pain Once And For All
Don’t let elbow pain keep you from what you enjoy. Dr. McGahey can help you get to the source of the problem. Then create a plan to help eliminate your pain as quickly as possible. Most people start to feel relief in just a few short visits.
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