Raasay Waters Sports Therapy Cape Town

Golfers Elbow

Golfers Elbow

If you know you have Golfer’s elbow, then you will probably know it is a fancy Latin name for intense pain & tenderness on the inside of your elbow.

Golfer’s elbow is caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist. Risky sports include tennis, bowling, and baseball people may also get it from using tools like screwdrivers and hammers, raking, or painting.

Speaking of treatments, there are a whole range of golfer’s elbow treatments, Most of which don’t work quite as well as you might expect.

We go on to focus on exercise as a first treatment option. Exercise therapy will include a variety of exercises for muscle/tendon reconditioning, starting with stretching and gradual strengthening of the flexor & extensor muscles. Strengthening will slowly begin with isometrics and progresses to eccentric exercises (muscle lengthens) helping to extend the range of motion back to where it once was.

We offer treatment for Golffers Elbow in Cape Town