Reasons For Elbow Pain
For many people, the summer weather brings the perfect excuse to spend more time outside being active. While increasing your activity levels is a great way to stay healthy, overdoing it can lead to injury. One of the most common overuse injuries you can face is Golfer’s Elbow (also known as tennis elbow.) To prevent these injuries from ruining your summer, our team at Comprehensive Healthcare Group would like to give you more information about them, so you can seek prompt treatment should they arise.
What Is Golfer’s Elbow?
Golfer’s elbow is an overuse injury that causes pain in different parts of the elbow joint. While both conditions affect the tendons in the elbow, the pain resulting from Golfer’s elbow affects the outside of the joint as well as causes further complications. These conditions can make moving the joint difficult, leading to a sheer drop in quality of life. If you begin to develop the below symptoms in your elbow, you should seek medical attention:
- Difficulty gripping objects.
- Numbness or tingling sensations.
- Pain that worsens with specific movements.
- Increased amounts of stiffness.
What Causes Golfer's Elbow?
As previously stated, Golfer’s elbow is an overuse injury. While the sport can play a role in the onset of Golfer’s elbow, it is not the only activity that leave people susceptible to developing these problems. Below are examples of activities that can cause inflammation that leads to elbow pain:
- Using improper technique during weight training.
- Sports that involve an overhead throwing motion.
- Forceful occupation movements such as ones that take place during construction, carpentry, and plumbing.
Summer should not be a time filled with pain. If you’ve developed an overuse injury due to sports, work, or other recreational activities, we’re here to help. Contact our team at Comprehensive Healthcare Group to learn more about Golfer’s elbow, and how it can be treated.