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Symptoms

Constant pain and feeling of tenderness at medial epicondyle of the elbow are the two major symptoms faced by the patients suffering through golfer’s elbow. The pain begins at medial epi condyle and usually spreads down the forearm. The pain gets worse when the patient tries to bend his/her forearm, wrist or twist it or grasp objects. People suffering through this feel lesser strength in gripping things or squeezing your hand into the form of first.

Diagnosis

At Joint Efforts Physiotherapy Clinic, our diagnosis experts first explore through your detailed medical history. The basic questions that patients are asked includes the tendency of pain, how it affects your body and which regular activities you cannot do because of severe pain. Also, you will be asked about any past injuries that might cause golfer’s elbow.

Physical examination plays massive role in diagnosis of golfer’s elbow. Physiotherapists position your arm & wrist in different postures to find out if you feel any stretch on the forearm muscles and tendons.

Since symptoms of golfer’s elbow are very similar to a disorder named cubital tunnel syndrome, which occurs due to pinching of ulnar nerve. If your pain does not reduce by treatment for golfer’s elbow then you should consider taking treatment for the latter.

Treatment

Our expert physiotherapists at Joint Efforts Physiotherapy Clinic will suggest you with the right ways of offering complete rest to your elbow while doing any routine work. The idea is to prevent your elbow from additional stress during performing daily activities.

Sometimes, physiotherapists apply elbow strap to reduce load from your elbow muscles and ligaments. Along with this application of ice and electrical stimulation to heal pain is preferred treatment given by us.

In our physiotherapy sessions, we offer mild currents through the affected area to push anti-inflammatory medicine.  This is known as iontophoresis and fits perfect for the patients, who cannot tolerate injections.  Our physiotherapists also closely observe your daily routine activities and suggest you the right moves to avoid problems.

The time needed for rehabilitation process varies from patient to patient. In cases where the tendon is inflamed, nonsurgical treatment is usually only needed for four to six weeks. When symptoms are from tendonosis, you can expect healing to take longer, usually up to three months. If the tendonosis is chronic and severe, complete healing can take up to six months.


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