Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition where pain is felt in the area where the tendons of the forearm muscle are joined to the bony mass on the inside of the elbow. In some cases the pain can also spread to the forearm and wrist. It’s caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm which allow a person to grip, flex the wrist, and rotate the arm. Tears or pulls to the tendons can be caused by repeated swinging, gripping, and flexing actions. Despite its name, this condition isn’t just limited to golfers and can affect anyone who uses repetitive hand, wrist, or forearm movements. People at risk include bowlers, baseball and tennis players; as well as people who regularly use tools such as hammers, rakes, and screwdrivers; and painters. Although tennis and golfer’s elbow are both forms of elbow tendinitis the damage to the tendons occurs to the inside of the elbow in golfer’s elbow and to the outside in tennis elbow.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an alternative non-surgical approach to pain relief that we regularly use to cure common foot problems such as heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It’s rapidly growing in popularity with over 90 percent of patients experiencing a reduction in their pain. Because it’s a non-invasive treatment which is performed outside of the body, it promotes a faster healing time and offers fewer possible side effects. Read on to find out more about the conditions we can treat with ESWT.
Our machines we use for these types of treatment.