For the amateur golfer, the elbow is a common site for injury. Injury to the flexor mass is commonly know as “Golfer’s Elbow” and injury to the extensor mass is commonly known as “Tennis Elbow”. Ironically, it is more common for golfers to have “tennis elbow” 📖📖(McCarroll et al)(McHardy et al)
In a “normal” golf swing, the trail elbow moves from 160 degrees at set up, to 60 degrees at the top of the back swing, back to ~160 degrees at impact. The elbow is moving A LOT! (TPI)
Amateurs tend to “cast/ chicken wing/ scoop” which can cause injury to the elbow. .
Besides having proper range of motion, and strength it is important to make sure your swing is not causing your elbow pain. Swings that “come over the top”, tend to change wrist position, and can result in pain at the elbow.
Dealing with elbow pain? Vivid Performance PT specializes in treating the golfer. Using manual therapy techniques and exercise we will be able to help restore appropriate joint motion, and improve your strength in the muscle around your elbow to help prevent further injury.
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