Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is far less common that Tennis Elbow and affects the muscles which attach to the inner aspect of your elbow. These muscles that move the wrist and fingers and are involved in gripping and lifting. Repetitive over-use of these muscles or incorrect technique when playing racket sports, weight lifting or rock climbing can cause golfer’s elbow.
Physiotherapy Treatment will depend on whether the cause of the pain is tendonitis or tendonosis. At Free2Move in Mt Hawthorn Perth your physiotherapist will be able to assist with diagnosis and provide treatment and exercises to promote recovery.
Clinical Pilates and Feldenkrais are methods which help improve your posture and biomechanics to help prevent recurrence of injury.
Feldenkrais helps you become more aware of how you can use the larger more powerful muscles of your trunk to perform heavy work, while using the smaller muscles around the hands and elbows to do fine and precise movements.
Clinical Pilates may assist by improving your ability to utilise your ‘core’ muscles, the deeper muscle groups which are involved in stability, balance and postural alignment.
This enables you to take charge of your own health and well-being and help prevent future episodes of pain. Please discuss this with your Physiotherapist to work out the most suitable programme for your situation.