Chiropractic Care for Golfers Elbow

Chiropractic Care for Golfers Elbow

What is Golfers Elbow?

Golfers Elbow is a condition in which the inner muscles and tendons of the forearm become irritated and inflamed. When this happens it causes pain along the inner forearm and sometimes down into the wrist and hand. Golfers elbow is also known as medial epicondylitis. When the pain is on the outer forearm and hand it is called Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. Golfers elbow mainly affects people over the age of 30 that do repetitive forearm motion. The people that are most at risk are people that do activities such as golfing, throwing sports such as football, baseball, softball, racket sports, repetitive weight training, gardening, or working at a computer.

What are the Symptoms?

Some of the symptoms of Golfers elbow are:

  • Pain on the inner forearm
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Pain down the wrist and hand
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain when swinging a golf club
  • Pain with repetitive motion of the forearm or wrist

What can you do?

Chiropractic care has proven to help in the treatment of Golfers elbow. Here at the Wellness Choice Center in Newport Beach we provide chiropractic care along with helpful tips and information on the treatment and symptoms of Golfers elbow. Along with receiving regular chiropractic adjustments here is some at home advise to help reduce the severity and frequency of Golfers elbow symptoms:

  • Stretching forearm muscles
  • Strengthening
  • Using proper golf swing technique
  • Keeping the wrists straight with any lifting
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Avoid and aggravating activities