Golfer`s elbow syndrome (medial epicondylitis)

Golfer`s elbow syndrome (medial epicondylitis)

GOLFER'S ELBOW (medial epicondylitis, pitcher's elbow, epicondylitis humeri medialis) Golfers elbow is a condition characterized by inflammation of flexor forearm muscles, caused by repetitive stress, which leads to wear and tear of those structures and eventually to inner elbow pain. Those muscles and tendons that allow griping/rotating/swinging arm and flexing the wrist surround the inner part of the elbow and are attached on inside bony area (medial epicondyle) of humerus (upper arm bone), so the condition is often called medial epicondylitis. Golfer's elbow is most common in people older than 35. Males and females are affected equally and is about one fifth as common as tennis elbow. Affected population are athletes like golf players, bowlers and cricket players. It is also common condition in throwing sports like baseball, sports that include racquet activity, weight training and all other activities that include repeated bend and straighten elbows (painting, hammering, painting, chopping wood, cooking etc.). Pain may appear suddenly or gradually. Typically the golfer’s elbow sufferer will experience pain when performing gripping tasks or resisted wrist/finger flexion. The pain is centered near the bony knob on the inside of the elbow and sometimes it extends all along the inner forearm. Elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt to make a fist. People may also feel weakness in their hands and wrists with tingling sensation that radiates into one or more fingers. Most elbow movements can be pain-free but gripping is always painful. In most cases, the pain becomes gradually worse. Untreated golfer’s elbows can last from 6 months to 2 years and it is prone to recurrence. Left untreated in some cases can lead to severe damage to the tendons and muscles and can result in chronic pain, limited range of motion and lasting contracture of the affected elbow. In the early and mild stages usually it is enough to eliminate the cause of disease (mechanical overstressing) followed by rest and avoidance of any activity that causes the pain. Rehabilitation exercises that stretches and strengthen tendons and corresponding muscles have the goal in reducing pain, restoring normal joint range of motion and normal muscle length and strength. Conservative treatments usually resolve the symptoms but in some cases if symptoms persist even after 3 - 6 months of conservative treatment, surgery may be recommended. Prevention: proper equipment and technique in sports and in any activity, enough rest between activities and stretching before activity, avoiding of movements that cause the pain, stretching and strengthening forearm muscles. 

Duration

30 days

Program duration is 30 days. If you start today on 28.05.2022., the completion of the rehabilitation program will be on 27.06.2022.

Price

US $20.00

Total price is US $20.00 or US $0.67 per program day