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.