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How to Treat Golfers Elbow at Home

Posted by Donna Newman on

Golfers usually meet with a problem named Medial Epicondylitis ( golfer’s elbow. It is an injury to the muscles that flex your wrist and fingers. There is an injury in the bony bump on the inside of the elbow where these muscles attach. This is caused by the damaged muscle tissue at the point it anchors to the arm bone at the elbow. Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow) is caused by repetitive forceful gripping while flexing and twisting the wrist. It is a common result of a golf grip that is too "Strong".



Let’s see how kinesiology tape is beneficial for golfers.

        Benefits of kinesiology tape in golfers elbow

  • It reduces the tension through weak, strained or inflamed muscles and tendons by taking pressure off from painful areas.
  • All this assists the stretch receptors in the skin which provides feedback to influence the control of the muscle tension under the skin.
  • When applied to injured skin it lifts the skin and fascia to allow blood and lymph flow which speeds up the healing process.
  • It provides structural support for weak and injured muscles.

Other Ways to Recover Gofers Elbow Fast

  • Complete Rest: Golfers elbow will not heal if it is not allowed to lots of rest.
  • Do not use the injured arm for lifting any heavier object than holding a fork or a glass of water (at least the first two weeks)
  • Really slow negative wrist curls with light weight dumbbells making sure to really focus on the eccentric part of the lift and lower the weight sloooooooowly for each rep.
  • Increase intake of vitamin C because Vitamin C aids in the repair of injuries.
  • arm pumps to increase the blood flow in there.
  • Sleep on the back to not restrict the blood flow in the arm.
  • Do not use any anti inflamatory drugs or pain killers
  • Carefully perform some stretching & strengthening exercises for golfers elbow treatment
  • Massage the entire forearm, I found some really tight and painful spots on the lateral side of the elbow - in the wrist extensors, which is weird cause I never work them out. Watch Video to know more
  • Avoid alcohol and other unhealthy stuff (simple carbs, processed food) helps too, but that's normal for me
  • Don't ice it at all (yay or nay, dunno) -  that's only good if it's acute and swollen.

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