Golfer’s elbow is an injury to the muscles that flex your wrist and fingers. The location of the injury for golfer’s elbow, is usually located on the medial epicondyle, which is the bony bump on the inside of the elbow where these muscles attach. Golfer’s elbow usually occurs as a result of more stress placed on these muscles, than they can normally handle. Examples of specific causes of golfers elbow include more use of the muscles than normal, excessive gripping activities, weak forearm muscles, tight forearm muscles and poor technique (ie. golf shot).
Plantar fasciitis typically responds well to physiotherapy treatment. A Physiotherapist will take a detailed history and complete a comprehensive assessment of your foot, to determine the root cause of your pain. With this information, the physiotherapist will develop an individualized treatment plan to treat your plantar fasciitis. Based on the root cause of your plantar fasciitis, and your symptoms, your individualized treatment plan may include:
- Manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue release, mobilization or manipulation
- An individualized exercise program including muscle strengthening and stretching
- Education on supportive footwear
- A night splint or orthotics may be recommended
- Modalities such as acupuncture, TENS, ultrasound, heat or ice
Individuals with golfer’s elbow, usually have pain with performing gripping activities, and with resisted wrist and finger flexion movements. Golfer’s elbow may also present with pain when these muscles are stretched into extension. There is usually also tenderness over the medial epicondyle, and tightness in the wrist flexor muscles. Typically elbow movements are pain free with golfer’s elbow.
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