Signs You Have Tennis Golfers Elbow
Did you know more golfers suffer from tennis elbow than golf elbow? In fact, only 5% of all cases are actually related to tennis. Any repetitive motion or overuse of the arm, forearm, or hand muscles, can result in a painful golf swing. Tendinitis in the elbows most often occurs in the dominant arm of men ages 30 to 50.
Tennis elbow symptoms include:
- Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow
- Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects
- Pain is made worse by stabilizing or moving the wrist with force
- Using tools
- Opening jars
- Handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush, knife or fork
If you think you have golf related tennis elbow, see your doctor.
Treatment usually includes:
- Resting the injured tendon
- Decreasing inflammation
- Promoting muscle strength
- Adopting proper swing mechanics