Golf Injuries: Elbow Pain

21 March 2016
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Elbow pain is one of the most common golf injuries I see at the clinic. You will commonly know these elbow issues as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

For the amateur golfer elbow injuries usually happen because of one or more of the following factors:

  1. Bad Technique
  2. Physical Limitation
  3. Hitting too many balls
  4. Over practicing off hard surfaces
Importance of Screening:

Any golfer that comes to the clinic will be expertly assessed using the Titleist Performance Institute’s (TPI) golf specific screen which will highlight your individual physical limitations that will affect your golf swing, increase your chances of injury and most likely contribute to any existing injuries such as back, wrist, neck or elbow pain.

It’s never just the elbow:

In our experience in working with amateur and professional golfers elbow pain is just a symptom of other problems:

These include:

  1.  Poor shoulder range of motion (mobility)
  2.  Poor thoracic spine mobility
  3.  Weak Scapula/Shoulder Blade Stabilisers
  4.  Referred pain from the neck
  5.  Weak grip strength
What to do about it?

With your assessment results from the TPI screen we build a specific treatment and rehabilitation program around you. We also work in conjunction with your golf coach and strength & conditioning expert to get you back to full health.

Treatment will incorporate the following techniques

  1. Active Release Techniques
  2. Laser Therapy
  3. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)

If you are suffering elbow pain or any other golf related then please contact us today for expert golf assessment.


Yours in Health

Lawlor Clinic Portlaoise

Experts in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Golf Injuries

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