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Golfer’s elbow symptoms and treatments in Winterville, NC

Golfer's Elbow

Your elbows are able to function thanks to the tendons that connect the muscles to the joints that allow it to bend and straighten out. An injury or condition affecting one or more of these tendons can be painful and limit the use of your elbow. One injury that frequently affects elbows in many Americans is golfer’s elbow.

Golfer’s elbow is the common name of a type of tendinitis that affects the inside of the elbow. Tendinitis is an inflammation of one or more of the tendons in your elbow due to overexertion and repetitive use of the joint. Don’t let the name “golfer’s elbow” fool you either. This condition can affect anyone who frequently uses their elbows for physical activities. 

What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow?

Golfer’s elbow can develop slowly from repeated use or may develop quickly from a sudden injury. Its symptoms usually include:

  • Pain and tenderness along the inside of the elbow
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness in the elbow, wrist and hand
  • Numbness and tingling in the fingers

If you notice any of these symptoms, you may want to visit a health care professional for treatment.

Treating golfer’s elbow with physical therapy

Physical therapists are health care professionals who specialize in natural treatments that empower your body to recover from conditions like golfer’s elbow. Physical therapists have many options for treating tendinitis in the elbow, but their main goal is usually to improve the strength and flexibility of the elbow. Stronger and more flexible muscles and tendons in the elbow can help reduce pressure off the injured tendon and help prevent future injuries. 

At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Winterville, North Carolina, we also offer manual therapy. This is a type of treatment that includes many mobilizations and manipulations of joints and soft tissue to reduce and prevent pain. 

Visit Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Winterville, NC, for golfer’s elbow treatment

Does persistent pain on the inside of your elbow keep you from enjoying your favorite activities? At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we can examine your elbow and come up with a treatment to help you recover. Contact us today to learn more about golfer’s elbow treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.