Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Golfer's Elbow: the agony and the ecstasy

The ecstasy of my good round was pretty short-lived because for quite a while I have been suffering (not always in silence) with golfer's elbow, and now that I've discovered its correct name is medial epicondylitis, it feels even worse.
Oddly, it doesn't bother me much on the course, but catches up with me in an apparently random assortment of activities (holding a phone, eating an apple, or lying in bed in the wrong position).
Today I googled my debilitating condition and have found many depressing facts and alarming treatments that include injections or even surgery (I don't think so). However, I'm glad to be able to recommend sportsmedicinedr.com which takes a much more sane and realistic approach in the form of treating the elbow with ice and doing some simple exercises (though I'm not sure that squeezing a rubber ball while driving is such a good idea - shouldn't I have my hand on the wheel?) I think I'll stick to the wrist-curls and hope for the best.

1 comment:

Chris Kata said...

I'm a golfer too and it's unfortunate that you've got this injury. Fortunately I've not had an injury like this myself.

An alternative therapy you should consider is Laser Pain Therapy. Apparently this works very well.

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