Chiropractic Treatment for Golfers Elbow
Golfers elbow is an overuse injury characterised by pain on the inside of the elbow. Medically known as medial epicondylitis, golfers elbow effect the tendons of the wrist flexor muscles on the palm side of the forearm. These tendons join the wrist flexors to an area of bone on the inside of the elbow, known as the medial epicondyle.
The wrist flexor muscles allow you to grip, twist your arm and flex your wrist towards. When they are subjected to prolonged repetitive movements, tiny tears can occur in the area of the tendon where it joins the wrist flexor muscles. This type of injury is sometimes referred to as a tendonopathy.
Golfers elbow is a common injury in sports, hobbies and occupations that require repetitive gripping, throwing or elbow movements. It is also common in individuals who frequently use vibrating tools. The typical aggravating activities would include computer work, DIY, chopping, painting or climbing.