Golfers elbow, AKA medial epicondylitis, is a painful inflammation of the tendons at the elbow caused by overuse of the forearm muscles, and restrictions in the neck and shoulder area. It is similar to tennis elbow the only difference being the tendons affected. However, both conditions are poorly named as only about 5% of cases are caused by playing sport. Most people have actually developed their injury from carrying out repetitive one-sided movements in a job (eg carpenter) or leisure activity (eg gardening).
Myofascial release and advanced massage therapy for clients with golfers elbow (and tennis elbow) involves working mainly around the neck and shoulder area, as this is often where the cause of the problem is located.
The Pain Care Clinic specialises in myofascial release and advanced massage therapy for private clients with medical diagnoses of chronic pain conditions and acute pain or injuries.
The information on these pages is intended to be general information only.
If you are unsure about your own medical diagnosis or options for medical treatment then please consult a doctor.