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.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the treatment that you have recently given me.
I approached you as I had a severe burning pain near my elbow, which you immediately diagnosed as Tennis Elbow, despite the fact I never play Tennis. As it turns out this is a generic name for knotted muscles that affect the tendon at your elbow.
I thought that it was a fairly recent injury but as the treatment began you felt that it had been a problem for some time. At first I thought I was never going to recover, or survive the deep massage, but eventually it started to flare up less and less.
You then gave me exercises to do and suggested changes to my work station which, when combined with continuing fortnightly deep massage, has actually got me to the point where I no longer have pain.
I will have no hesitation in recommending
I rang Sue complaining of a sharp pain in my elbow. After taking me through some basic movements and asking me to describe which everyday movements affected the area the most Sue quickly diagnosed me with tennis elbow. She booked me in at the clinic where I had a series of treatments to deal with the problem. Not only was I professionally treated but I was given exercises and stretches that I could perform at home to make sure that once the pain was gone things stayed that way. The thing that impressed me most was that I wasn’t only treated, I was given an explanation as to what was happening and causing the pain so I could fully understand how to help prevent it coming back. This for me shows that Sue doesn’t want to just fix you up and send you on your way still making the same mistakes that caused the injury in the first place and ultimately returning for more treatment; she wants to fix you and arm you with the knowledge you need so you don’t need to come back, which shows a real genuine quality rarely seen these days.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sue and her team at the Lordswood Osteopathic Clinic to family, friends and colleagues because I know they will be looked after.
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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).