How many times have you heard from a medical doctor, doctor of physical therapy, or other medical professionals say "You have golfer's elbow?"
Then you start to think...
"What's causing it?"
"How can I make the pain go away?"
We get the frustration... We've been there ourselves. But hopefully, this article can help you understand what might be happening when you have elbow pain as a golfer, and how to address it. The purpose of this article is to dive into the anatomy of the elbow and potential causes of elbow pain in golfers. First, let us just say, the elbow is a complex structure to examine as a sports physical therapist and sports medicine physician. Mainly because the body has a lot of anatomical structures that may be causing discomfort locally in the area. But also, patients can experience pain that is referred from the cervical spine (i.i Neck) and chest area. So, let's dive into it!
The elbow Is made up of your arm bone (humerus) and two bones...
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If you answered yes to one of these things then we would like to say 1) We're sorry you've been struggling with that and 2) We're really excited because we think you're about to have an epiphany and begin to re-write that narrative and return to playing pain-free and consistent golf.
One of the populations that we love to serve and are so passionate about is our golfers! Matter of fact, it is a mission of ours to help 1,000 golfers to overcome injury and nagging back pain on the course, regain their mobility, increase their distance and consistency, and help them play golf for many years to come!
Throughout our experience in helping...