Golfers Elbow2019-09-02T08:18:33+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition which causes pain on the inner aspect of the elbow where the common flexor tendon converges and attaches. Similar to tennis elbow the condition is predominantly due to overuse and results in a breakdown of the tendon as it attaches into the inner most part of the elbow. Although a common injury in golfers it is not limited to golf and can affect tennis players or anyone carrying out repetitive and/or forceful tasks with the upper extremity.

Symptoms of Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow can be an extremely debilitating condition and is marked by pain on the inside of the elbow joint which can remain local or refer down the forearm towards the hand. To touch there is marked tenderness over the inner aspect of the elbow and pain is usually aggravated by gripping and lifting activities.

Treatment of Golfers Elbow

Our Chartered Physiotherapists will provide a thorough examination of the arm and neck in order to establish the source and causes of your elbow pain. Once an accurate diagnoses of golfers elbow has been made and the causes identified your physiotherapist will commence treatment using a combination of any of the following treatments: deep tissue massage, friction massage, laser, dry needling, stretching & strengthening exercises, joint mobilisation and corrective taping.

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I have attended Portobello Physio Clinic over the past few years for various running injuries ranging from IT Band problems to Achilles and calf strains.
Each series of treatments have been well explained, very specific to my needs and ultimately effective in getting me back running as quickly as possible.
The provision of video exercises, which were emailed to me, has proved very helpful as it ensures time spent treating the injury at home is not wasted.
The service has been exemplary, including staff taking calls after treatment has finished to answer any questions, or agreeing to see me during the day, between clients, to spend a moment or two to ensure I know how to effectively complete exercises.
I would highly recommend the team at Portobello Physio Clinic.

Liam Lysaght Recreational Runner

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