BOOK NOW

Golfers Elbow

Jul 18, 2018

Golfers Elbow – self help exercises

We are in full swing (pun intended!) of a summer full of sport, we thought with all you golfers out there, these self help exercises can help those who are suffering with golfers elbow (pain on inside of the elbow); golfers, weight lifters, office workers, builders, gardeners, people taking up new activities plus many more suffer from this problem. Most people with this problem have some pain when lifting pans, opening jars, shaking hands, carrying shopping or turning the steering wheel of a car.

Golfers elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis is an overuse injury which occurs where the tendon which flexes the wrist attaches to the inside of the elbow. Here are some exercises which will help with golfers elbow. Physiotherapy treatment including frictions, massage, ultrasound, mobilisations combined with exercises are the best treatment for golfers elbow. Acupuncture is another effective treatment for golfers elbow too.

Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising, if you have any aches or pains email

enquiries@physio-logical.net for advice and guidance.

 

 

 

 

Elbow Flexion/Extension

 

  • Extend your arm with your palm facing up then bend and straighten at your elbow.
  • Repeat 10 times, 3 times a day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wrist Flexor Strengthening

  • Support your forearm on a table with palm facing upwards
  • Hold a weight in the hand of your injured side.
  • Use your other hand to bend your wrist up.
  • Then let go of your wrist and use just your injured side to lower the weight slowly back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 3 sets of 15, 2 times a day

 

 

Wrist Flexor Stretch

  • Begin this exercise with your elbow straight and palm up
  • Take your wrist backwards so your fingers point down towards the floor using your other hand until you feel a mild to moderate stretch pain-free in your forearm.
  • Hold for 30 seconds x 2, 3 times a day

 

 

 

 

 

Please get in contact with us or book your appointment online today.

If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter with self help tips and exercises then please sign up today

Related Posts

Welcome to the team Josie!
Welcome to the team Josie!

Physiotherapist - Josie Blagbrough We're excited to announce Josie will be joining the Physio-logical team from Monday 11th March 2024.   Josie qualified with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University in 2021 and also has a degree in Physiology...

read more
What is Dry Needling?
What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling originates from Western Medicine principles and scientific research. Dry needling and Acupuncture are both used for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and tension. Dry needling involves inserting a fine needle directly into a...

read more
Do you have a sporting event or challenge coming up?
Do you have a sporting event or challenge coming up?

How can Physio-logical help me complete my goal? At Physio-logical we work with a lot of patients who are taking in part in a variety of sporting events, charity events and personal challenges such as running events, walking for charities or a personal goal, cycling a...

read more