Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow is caused by repetitive use of muscles that bend the wrist. These muscles attach to the inside of the elbow via a tendon. Golfers elbow develops as this tendon becomes inflamed with overuse. Typical presentation includes pain on the inside aspect of the affected elbow often extending along the forearm and pain with gripping. Treatment includes progressive and specific stretching, deep tissue therapy, strengthening, ultrasound and ergonomic advice.

Treatment will be varied and specific to the individual’s lifestyle. Our physiotherapists are highly trained in dealing with this common problem at all stages of recovery.

Here are some great exercises you can do for Golfer’s Elbow:

Exercise 1 - Wrist Extension Stretch Table

Place your palm flat on a table with your fingers pointing towards you. Straighten your arm while you keep your palm flat on the table to create a stretch to the forearm flexor muscle group. Hold this stretch, and relax. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds, and repeat three times.




Exercise 2 - How to Massage your Golfer's Elbow

With your arm supported on your thigh, gently massage along the inside of your forearm between your elbow and wrist. This helps reduce tension in the forearm muscles. Massage for 5 minutes once every two days.




At Surrey Physio, we use www.rehabmypatient.com to provide you with individual exercise programmes that work for you.