Golfers Elbow Exercises

Golfers elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is pain and inflammation at the inside of the elbow. The pain is sharp when doing things like golfing, lifting weights, or even picking up a common object like a book.

Golfer’s elbow is caused by overloading of the tendon as it inserts into the medial epicondyle of the elbow. The flexor muscles that control the wrist and hand all attach into the inner elbow. When these tendons become inflamed they cause acute inner elbow pain.

There are many things that can be done at home, like simple exercises, icing, and use of a golfer’s elbow brace to get pain relief from golfers elbow. In this video we teach you about what causes golfers elbow pain. We discuss the differences between golfers elbow and tennis elbow. We discuss using ice for tennis elbow.

We also talk about the Band-It brace as a good option for a golfer’s elbow brace. Lastly, we talk through some effective golfers elbow exercises that help to decrease elbow pain and keep medial epicondylitis from returning. Whether you get physiotherapy, sports chiropractor, or other care for your sports injuries, this video will help you make the most of your self-care.

Golfer’s elbow pain, might be stopping you from your favorite sport or just from living daily life without elbow pain, can be helped with simple exercises.

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About Dr. Brant Pedersen:

Dr. Brant is a sports chiropractor who founded Positive Motion Chiropractic in northern California (Los Gatos). He specializes in finding rapid and lasting solutions to muscle and joint pain issues. He received his first chiropractic adjustment when competing as a professional windsurfer and it opened his eyes to how quickly the body can heal when given targeted conservative care. Dr. Pedersen graduated valedictorian of his class from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, maintains an adjunct faculty position at his alma mater, gives back through humanitarian chiropractic care, and loves everyday in practice. He enjoys sharing tips and tricks for how to stay active and pain-free and employs them daily to stay active as an extreme sports athlete.

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20 Replies to “Golfers Elbow Exercises”

  1. This was great! Both my elbows are so swollen and now I know what it is. It’s very painful especially that bitty bone!

  2. I think I may have golfers elbow but I have a painful lump on/near my elbow and I am not coming across that in my research. Does golfers elbow sometimes involve a lump? Thanks!

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  6. Hey all, I hope I can add something to this as well! I'm a PT who's passionate about trying to uncover the root cause of common issues and I've been finding that Golfer's Elbow may have everything to do with hidden neck dysfunction. I've put together a short video showing how to figure this out for yourself and what to do about it. Hope it helps!

  7. I removed my plaster after a elbow crack two months back. Still having pain, night pain increases. Can I use ice pack now.

  8. If someone had this for months…like 8 or 10 months…and they still have pain; seeing it's chronic, do the treat it as though it's acute and ice and use braces, or should they go into the exercises? Also, if you feel "some" pain in the exercises…but it's not very much, do you stop and revert to the ice and wraps? It's confusing to know when to continue or not. Please advise!

  9. Hi Dr Brant , I feel a little pain in my inner elbow it is no too bad, becasue i can do all my activities without pain, even I can flex my wrist in all directions without pain, but when workout I can feel it , do I have golfers ewlbow? should I take a week of the gym?

  10. Thanks for driving home the point to stop activities or exercise causing pain or I am being taking farther away from healing. I am living proof. This condition has lingered for three years. Whle being able to continue some exercise, I have been limited by the elbow condition from making the progress I would like. Thus, I will try to follow this advice and get rid of the pain once in for all that inhibits my activity.

  11. Hi, I'm just wondering. I'm into bodybuilding and I've had Golfer's Elbow since Dec. It's feeling a bit better since I've laid off the weights, but I can't stay off them any longer. Is it a very bad idea to keep weightlifting? What techniques can I utilize to keep weightlifting while I heal? Thanks!

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