Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylalgia)
People that suffer from golfer’s elbow are often involved with racquet sports or golf. As with tennis elbow, they may overuse the forearm, traumatize the elbow by hitting several “fat” golf shots, or have poor swing technique.
Pain at the inner aspect of the elbow and reproduction of symptoms with resisted wrist flexion are common.
Activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, ice, and progressive stretching and strengthening will relieve most cases. Surgery is only an option in recalcitrant cases.
- Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
- Elbow Active Range of Motion
- Elbow Joint Mobilization
- Elbow Passive Range of Motion
- Elbow Resistive Range of Motion
- Electrotherapeutic Modalities
- Foam Roll Exercise
- Isometric Exercise
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Physical Agents
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Stretching/Flexibility Exercise
Possible Treatment Goals
- Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
- Improve Fitness
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Increase Oxygen to Tissues
- Improve Range of Motion
- Improve Relaxation
- Self-care of Symptoms
- Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
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