Golfers Elbow

Golfers Elbow


This condition is very similar to tennis elbow.  It is also caused by repetitive actions of the wrist and forearm muscles so the same type of work that can cause tennis elbow can also cause golfers elbow.  The difference is that it is caused by excessive flexion activities of the wrist, rather than extension and the pain is felt in the inside of our elbow, not the outside (see photo below).  This condition can also become chronic if left untreated but in particular with golfers elbow, is the risk of nerve entrapment if not treated early enough.  This is because the ulnar nerve which controls a lot of our hand movements runs very superficially at the elbow and therefore is at risk of getting trapped if the forearm muscles become very tight and short.  This can lead to pins and needles as well as numbness and pain in the hand and inside of the forearm, as well weakness in our hand muscles making using our hand very difficult.


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Lordswood Osteopathic Clinic

The Lords wood Osteopathic Clinic was established and is run by Sue Jennings, BSc (Hons), Osteopath. The Lordswood Osteopathic Clinic is situated on the ground floor of Lordswood Leisure Centre, North Dane Way, Chatham, with plenty of free parking and disabled access. The clinic is open during the daytime on Monday to Friday, evening appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings. Lordswood Osteopathic Clinic staff are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).