The most common suggestions to help heal golfer’s elbow is to rest as much as possible and ice the area daily. If pain is intolerable, then over the counter pain killers can often help to relieve discomfort. However, if pain becomes chronic (lasting weeks, months, or even years) cortisone injections are typically recommended.
Cold Laser Therapy is an alternative treatment that helps to heal the source of golfer’s elbow. Unlike other treatments, Cold Laser Therapy works on a cellular level to increase the healing speed of damaged tissues. In addition, it is completely safe and non-invasive.
Cold Laser Therapy often reduces recovery time from golfer’s elbow by 50%, allowing you to regain mobility and eliminate pain.Regenerates Muscle Tissue:
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Removes Internal Scar Tissue:
Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
Stimulates Blood Flow:
Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.
Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.
Golfer’s elbow is a common term used to describe a painful medical condition called medial epicondylitis. It is caused by overuse of a group of muscles in the forearm that attach to a common tendon on the inside of the elbow joint. These muscles are responsible for flexing the fingers, hand and elbow.
Repetitive stress on these muscles and the tendon cause the tissues to become inflamed, leading to pain and discomfort. Golfer’s elbow is very similar to tennis elbow; however, golfer’s elbow affects the inside of the elbow, whereas tennis elbow affects the outside of the elbow. To learn more about tennis elbow, visit our tennis elbow page.
- Pain or discomfort on the inside of the elbow and/or forearm
- Difficulty fully extending the arm
- Numbness and/or tingling that can spread to the hand and fingers
- Difficulty grasping items
- Stiffness in the elbow
Golfer’s elbow is not always caused by playing golf. Actually, various movements involved with other activities, such as tennis or other racquet sports, can also lead to golfer’s elbow. In fact, this condition is not only confined to athletes because it can be caused by many repetitive movements. For example, movements that involve using your hands, elbow and arm, such as painting, hammering, and cooking can also cause golfer’s elbow.