AND ELBOW PAIN!
A GUIDE TO THE TREATMENT
PREVENTION OF GOLFERS ELBOW!
There are a number of conditions that affect the elbow area. The three most common conditions are "lateral epicondylitis" (tennis elbow), "medial epicondylitis" (golfers elbow), and medial collateral ligament sprain (throwers elbow).
The first two conditions are very similar, however the first affects the outside of the elbow (lateral), and the second affects the inside of the elbow (medial). For the purpose of this newsletter we'll stick with the treatment of medial epicondylitis, or as it is more commonly known, golfers elbow.
What is Golfers Elbow?
Before we can understand just what golfers elbow is, it's important to have a general understanding of the structure of the elbow joint, and how the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones help the elbow joint to function.
As you can see from the diagram to the right, there are many muscles and tendons that make up the elbow joint and forearm. The diagram shows the anterior (or front) view of the forearm. The left picture shows the muscles and tendons closest to the surface of the skin, while the picture on the right shows some of the muscles and tendons deeper within the forearm.
There are also three bones which make up the elbow joint. They are the "Humerus," the "Ulna" and the "Radius."
Now that we can see how the elbow functions, lets look at what exactly golfers elbow is.
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