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Golfer’s Elbow Physio Treatment In Manchester

Suffering from golfer’s elbow can affect your daily life; from work, to social, to sport. It is important that you see a physiotherapist and get treated quickly so that the problem doesn’t persist and become long-term.

The team of physiotherapists at Total Restore are highly experienced in treating elbow pain and will get you back to your best as quick as possible. Based in Manchester city centre just off St Ann’s Square, call us today on 0161 833 3008 for a same-day appointment.


Why choose Total Restore Physiotherapy for Golfer’s Elbow Treatment?

All of our physiotherapists have vast experience with elbow pain, and we know exactly how to help you. At Total Restore, you can expect an individualised treatment/prevention plan and a listening ear to really understand what your problem is.


What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Golfer’s elbow is an injury that causes pain on the inside of your elbow and can often spread into the forearm and wrist. It is also known medial epicondylitis. It is a pathology caused by repetitive strain and can be seen in anyone who repeatedly uses their wrist or clench their fingers; it’s absolutely not limited to people who play golf.


What causes Golfer’s Elbow?

The cause of golfer’s elbow isn’t exactly known. Most experts believe it is due to small tears that develop in the wrist flexor tendons, most likely caused from repetitive movements and overuse, especially forceful wrist and finger motions.

A sudden movement or poor technique in a sport can also cause Golfer’s elbow; for example, the swinging of a golf club or pitching in baseball. It can be caused by improper lifting, throwing something or hitting a punching bag, poor conditioning or too little warm up.


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How is Golfer’s Elbow diagnosed?

Following a full assessment to understand your symptoms, mobility restrictions, and history, golfer’s elbow is clinically diagnosed by a physiotherapist or a doctor.


Golfer’s Elbow Symptoms

  • Golfer’s elbow causes pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow and down the forearm;
  • The pain worsens with wrist flexion and making a fist action;
  • Golfer’s elbow also causes elbow stiffness as well as weakness in hands and wrist;
  • Pins and needles or numbness, mainly in the ring and little finger (ulnar nerve).


Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat golfer’s elbow and overcome the elbow pain affecting your work, life or sport. At Total Restore Physiotherapy, we can help ease your mind by diagnosing your problem and giving you some education on the pathology and advice on how you can manage it.

Here are some techniques we may use to treat you:

  • Education & advice
  • Soft/Deep tissue release to the wrist flexors
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture to injured structures
  • Home exercise program focused on stretching and strengthening
  • Ultrasound/Electrotherapy
  • Taping techniques for pain relief

Self-help advice:

  • Rest, but not fully as you do not want your elbow to stiffen
  • Avoid repetitive movements that cause pain
  • If it is not possible to avoid a movement, take regular breaks
  • Avoid gripping and lifting heavy objects

    • When lifting, keep your wrist rigid and stable to reduce the force to your elbow
  • Hot and cold packs

    • Hot for stiffness
    • Cold for inflammation and pain
  • Give yourself a massage in the painful area
  • Keep moving
  • Take painkillers if necessary
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises for your wrist flexors
  • If you are an athlete, fix your form!


Golfer’s Elbow Facts

  • Golfer’s elbow is often seen in athletes or professions like construction, plumbing and carpentry;
  • It is most common in people over 40;
  • It is more common amongst people who are obese or heavy smokers;
  • Golfer’s elbow can last between 6 months to 2 years, depending on severity and if left untreated;
  • If you have suffered from Golfer’s Elbow once then you are more likely to get it again later on in life.


Get in Touch

If you are suffering from golfer’s elbow and want to speak to one of our team then call 0161 833 3008  or send an email to .