Golfers Elbow Exercises

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Golfers Elbow Exercises

Golfer’s elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It causes elbow pain and results in inflammation of the tendons connecting the elbow to the forearm. The pain is located on the bump (the medial epicondyle) just on the inside of the elbow. The pain may stretch down to your forearm in some cases. In order to relieve the pain, there are some golfer’s elbow exercises that can be done that will strengthen the muscles and stretch the tendons in the area of the elbow. These exercises are simple to do and can be done in your own home without any special equipment. Golfer’s Elbow Exercises to Relieve the Pain 1. Wrist Flexor Pronation Stretch Begin by extending the affected arm in front of your body with the palm of your hand facing down. Bend at the wrist by pushing backwards on your fingers. Do this three times, holding the wrist for about 15 to 30 seconds. 2. Wrist Extensor Pronation Stretch Begin by extending the arm in front of your body with the palm facing down. Bend at the wrist by pushing down on your fingers. Do this three times, holding the wrist for about 15 to 30 seconds. 3. Wrist Flexor Supination Stretch Put your arm in front of your body with your palm up. With the unaffected hand, take the fingers of the affected hand and bend them backwards, holding this stretch for about 15 to 30 seconds. 4. Wrist Extensor Supination Stretch This is one of the golfer’s elbow stretches that involves stretching the supinated wrist. Start with the bad arm out in front of the body with the palm of the hand facing up. Use the good arm and bend the wrist backwards, holding the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. 5. WristRotation Stretch Start with your bad arm bent at about 90 degrees with your elbow tucked into your side. Let the wrist rotate so that the palm side is facing downward. Hold this for five seconds before rotating the wrist so the palm of your hand is facing upward. Hold this position for five seconds. Golfer’s Elbow Exercises to Build Up Strength 1. Weighted Strengthening Stretch Sit at a table with the forearm resting on it. Your arm should be over the edge of the table with the palm side up. Use a can of soup or a bottle of water as a weight. Lift it up with the forearm still resting on the table before lowering the weight back down. Do this about 10 times. 2. Forearm Pronation and Supination Strengthening You can start this kind of exercise by siting with your forearm draped over a table and the hand hanging off the table. Put a weight in the affected hand. Then you need to turn the hand so the palm side is up and the back of your hand remains on the table. Tip the hand so that the palm side faces down. Repeat this exercise about ten times. Gradually, you can step to some advanced golfer’s elbow exercises. Bend your elbow to 90 degrees with the palm side upwards with holding a light barbell as a weight (otherwise a bottle of water or a can). Keep this position for five seconds before gradually turning your palm side down, holding for five seconds. Keep the elbow near your side and make sure to bend it at 90 degrees during the exercise. Do this ten times and repeat for three sets. 3. Resisted Elbow Extension and Flexion Hold of a can of soup with the palm side of the hand facing up. Gradually bend your elbow so that the hand nears the shoulder. Lower the hand gradually so as to straighten the elbow. Do this ten times for a set of three. As you get stronger, increase the size of the weight. 4. Squeeze a Tennis Ball Use a tennis ball for this golfer’s elbow exercises. Hold the tennis ball and squeeze it hard as you can without experiencing pain. Hold the ball squeezed for five seconds, repeating this exercise ten times. Prevention Is Always Better Than Treatment With knowing these helpful golfer’s elbow exercises, you may speed up your recovery. Yet, the fact is that prevention is always better than treatment. Some preventive measures and tips on playing golf can include: Prior to your round of golf, try to do some stretching exercises, and focus on your back, legs and shoulders, and then hit several balls on the court to warm up both your body and playing conditions. This will strengthen your arm and prevent golfer’s elbow. Hydrate yourself throughout the game, starting before the game and finishing after the game. Do this even if you don’t feel thirsty. Keep your feet well within the confines of the golf cart. You can break your ankle if you get your foot caught under the cart. Also, stay aware of the players on the course with you so you don’t get hit by another player’s ball. You should also use sunscreen before playing and wear some sunglasses that will filter out the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. A hat should be used to protect your face and eyes from the sun.
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Golfers Elbow Exercises

To Jb I think your story is quite similar to mine when you describe your symptoms. It seems you are in the right track now. As I told above, my right elbow has been hurting for 3 years (tennis and golfers elbow) and my left for 1 year (tennis/golfers elbow). Tried all (physio/cortisone/acupuncture etc) but only found relief after having gone thru shock wave treatment in the spring of 2012. It made me almost pain free when being inactive(which in itself was a huge step forward), but pain would return as soon as I engaged in physical activity. In October 2012 I got a new chiropractor. She discovered that both elbows were slightly “locked”. Firstly, she would massage the very sore and extremely tight muscles of my arms. Then she would manipulate the elbows, freeing the “lock” in a snapping movement (as if u would break the elbow at the hinge) . Not pleasant! She told me that latest research into golf/tennis elbows showed promising results w quite heavy training as it stimulates connecting tissues. Forearm concentric/eccentric flexion w a dumbell as well as rotating movements of wrist on a table. Forearm resting on table, wrist/hand over the edge of table. Started with 4 kg db/3 sets/15 reps, strictly 48 hours in between. Now 3 months after I am able to do 7kg db/3 sets/6-8 reps. The aim is to go so heavy that ideally you are only able to do 6-7 reps in a set. My elbows are released of their “lock” once a week, the feeling straight after is amazing, tension simply vanishes and tissue/muscles in forearm feels so much softer and less inflamed now. I think the initial combination of 1) shock wave followed by 2) release of elbow “lock” on weekly basis 3) heavy db exercises is the key for me. When I started w the db exercises it hurt a bit when doing them and afterwards on the same day and quite a lot the day after. Today, I am completely pain free on the day of exercise and a slight pain the day after. I have re-joined a gym and am now training for the first time in years on a regular basis. I do core and legs. For the upper body (using my arms) I ONLY do pushing movements. No PULLING exercises (as it requires a stronger grip), – so no cable pulling, no rowing etc etc. I hardly dare say this, but I think my left elbow (the 1 year one) is cured, but, naturally still weak. The right elbow (the 3 year one) still a bit sore and inflamed, but has gotten so much better. Still pain free when inactive, but responding very well. I would say 90-95 % cured. Difficult and painful to “unlock”, but it gets gradually easier. I will keep you posted. Good luck many kind regards, Charlotte
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Golfers Elbow Exercises

Hi, I fell hard on my elbow at the start of December 2009. I am unsure if I have golfers elbow/tennis elbow or what. Maybe someone who has had either can let me know? Heres my problem and my background: I am a regular gym go’er and boxer. After I fell on my elbow I let it rest for 1 month. When I went back to boxing training and threw out a fast straight punch (i.e. fully extended) I would get a shot of pain in my elbow, and my arm would instinctively drop. The pain lasts for about 10seconds and then the elbow is sore again. The pain seems to be focused on the the tricep-elbow tendon/ligament, as that’s the place that pains and heats up. I only really feel pain when my arm is fully locked, under heavy tricep work or pullups/lat pulldowns. I have very mild discomfort with rows and bicep work. I have no pain from heavy deadlifts. I seen 2 physios over the course of 2months and they did all the treatments Colin mentions in his first post but I seen no real results, only temporary relief. Once I through a quick punch it would be aggravated again. I got an xray (clear) and am due for an MRI in 6weeks. (Ill update here with results) Does this sound like GE? Has anyone else experienced this?

Golfers Elbow Exercises

Golfers Elbow Exercises
Golfers Elbow Exercises
Golfers Elbow Exercises
Golfers Elbow Exercises

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