Golfers Elbow and Tennis

Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses golfer's elbow in tennis.

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Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses golfer's elbow in tennis.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT

Duration: 1 minute, 7 seconds

Golfer's elbow in tennis is a generic term for pain felt on the medial aspect of the elbow and involves the flexor tendons and muscles of the elbow.

Often what you'll find is they'll be pinpoint tender and sore right on the medial epicondial and the forearm flexor muscles running down this side of the arm will as well be very stiff and tight and give pain often times going to the wrist.

Initial treatment should involve RICE, so applying ice is very, very important; but also if we get rid of some of the tension on the muscles, it helps to decrease the pull on to the tendon attachment.

Using a small ball like this and doing some massage work on it will help to decrease the tension on those muscles and decrease the pull on to the tendon attachment. To help treat golfer's elbow, I think one of the most important things is to go and see a local physiotherapist. They can help you and give you stretches and strength exercises to overcome this common problem.

If you have questions about golfer's elbow in tennis, contact your local physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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