Golfers Elbow2019-09-02T08:18:33+01:00

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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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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