Similar to Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a medical condition that results in pain and inflammation. The sensations affiliated with this condition most often manifest in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow, with the highest concentration of pain located along the bony part of the inside elbow.
Attributed to overuse of the muscles in your forearm that help you grip, rotate, and flex your wrists, Golfer’s elbow can afflict any individual that performs repetitive hand, wrist, and forearm movements. Most known for golfer’s, other sports and activities that put you at risk may include tennis, bowling, baseball, or house projects that involve hammering, raking, and painting.
At Elements Massage Red Mountain, we are surrounded by many beautiful golf courses. If you find yourself struggling with overuse of the muscle-tendon attachment in the elbow area, talk to your doctor about the right course of action to heal. Most likely, you’ll want to pause your activities and limit overstressing or irritating the problem area.
Soft Tissue Experts
Our team is comprised of expert massage therapists that can help you discover the type of massage that works best a condition like Golfer’s elbow. After evaluating your range of motion, tenderness, pain or dysfunction, our team will use this information to plan your session best to promote healing.
Deep tissue massage, cross-fiber friction, and myofascial release are several of the most common techniques to help you get back into your game quicker! When massage is used in conjunction with contrast therapy using heat and cold, topical analgesics, and stretch exercises, our hope is to return you to health.