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Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Condition

Treatment for golfer’s elbow includes a range of osteopathic therapies that reduce inflammation and pressure on the tendons to alleviate pain and tenderness around the inside of the elbow and forearm.

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment in New York City

Golfer’s elbow is treated with osteopathic techniques that focus on alleviating inflammation and tendon pressure to help reduce tension, tenderness, and pain in the forearm and inside elbow area.

Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions

Elbow, hand and wrist conditions include carpal tunnel and other ailments caused by nerve compression and other injuries, resulting in pain, reduced range of motion, weakness, numbness, and similar symptoms.

Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions

Elbow, hand and wrist conditions include carpal tunnel and other ailments caused by nerve compression and other injuries, resulting in pain, reduced range of motion, weakness, numbness, and similar symptoms.

Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions

Elbow, hand and wrist conditions include carpal tunnel and other ailments caused by nerve compression and other injuries, resulting in pain, reduced range of motion, weakness, numbness, and similar symptoms.

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition affecting the tendons responsible for connecting the forearm to the elbow. It is similar to tennis elbow, with the exception that this condition impacts the inside of the elbow and can radiate to the forearm. Though it is associated with golfing, medial epicondylitis can also be experienced by anyone who engages in activities typified by repetitive gripping. Thus, tennis players, bowlers, weight trainers, and athletes who throw balls can also suffer from the condition.

Like many other elbow, hand and wrist conditions, this elbow ailment can often resolve itself with rest. Typically, that means refraining from the activities that caused the condition. In addition, many doctors recommend ice to help limit swelling and relieve pain. Osteopathic care can be an essential part of that recovery effort, providing a non-invasive, gentle option for reducing pain and expediting the healing process.

What Causes this Condition?

The condition is caused when tiny tears occur in the muscles and tendons responsible for controlling your hands, wrists, and fingers. Repetitious movements like throwing a ball or grasping a bat or club can cause gradual wear and tear of muscle and tendon tissue. In addition, improper technique, poor physical conditioning, and inadequate stretching and warmups can play a role. Common causes can include:

  • Occupational activities, like those seen in plumbing, construction, or various contractor jobs.
  • Sports involving throwing, like baseball, football, and similar activities.
  • Weight training, due to the excessive gripping. In addition, lifting heavy weights can place inordinate strain on the muscles and tendons in the elbow.
  • Golf, tennis, and other sports that require repeated gripping of equipment.

People who are obese, over the age of forty, or engage in repetitious activities more than two hours each day may be at heightened risk for this condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow?

While some symptoms are shared by other elbow, wrist and hand conditions, the following signs are typical for this ailment:

  • Pain, particularly on the inner side of the elbow.
  • Hand and wrist weakness.
  • Elbow stiffness that may reduce hand function.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations that may extend to the fingers.
  • Inflammation in the elbow.
  • Loss of elbow range of motion.

Pain can either be constant or recurring and may be heightened when engaging in certain activities or arm movements. Symptoms often progress gradually but may also appear without warning.

How We Can Help

Medial epicondylitis can be treated with effective osteopathic care, helping you to speed up recovery time while managing pain and other symptoms. Leonid Tafler, DO has the experience you need to ensure that you receive the care and treatment you need to overcome this type of elbow, wrist and hand condition.

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today and schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis. Dr. Tafler will work with you to create the treatment plan you need to enhance your body’s natural healing and regain your quality of life.

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