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Physical therapy for golfer’s elbow to help patients in Shawnee, KS

Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow

While not as well known as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow is a similar injury that affects the tendons connecting the forearm to the elbow. Whereas tennis elbow is an inflammation of the outer tendons, golfer’s elbow is an injury to the tendons on the inside of the elbow. Despite the name, golfer’s elbow is not just limited to golfers, although it commonly affects them due to the unique nature of a golf swing. 

If you live in and around Shawnee, Kansas, and are seeking physical therapy for golfer’s elbow, the highly skilled team at Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation wants to help. At our location right here in town, we have extensive experience in identifying and addressing sports injuries for people from all walks of life. 

As you read over the following quick overview to the benefits of physical therapy for golfer’s elbow, we welcome you to reach out with any questions you have. 

Identifying golfer’s elbow and developing a physical therapy plan

It’s important for a physical therapist to identify the source of your elbow pain so that an effective treatment plan can be created. Even if you are primarily a golfer, it’s still possible to develop tennis elbow just like it’s possible for tennis players to develop golfer’s elbow! It all depends on your technique, your biomechanics and other activities you engage in. 

By carefully reviewing your diagnostic imagery and any relevant physician’s notes while asking detailed questions about your symptoms and the motions that are most painful, your therapist can isolate the source of your pain for better treatment. You will also typically receive a physical examination that include posture and movement tests to assess your form and technique. By using this information, your therapist can create a holistic and personalized physical therapy plan for golfer’s elbow that includes:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Hands-on therapies to improve elbow mobility and increase range of motion
  • Movement training to put less stress on the elbows and prevent worsening the injury
  • Instruction on warmup techniques, stretches and resting to help recovery and lessen the chances of reinjury

By being patient and committing to your treatment, golfer’s elbow doesn’t have to keep you away from your favorite activity, whether it’s golf, tennis or both. 

Get the relief you deserve at SSOR in Shawnee, KS

From our front desk staff to our highly credentialed clinicians, our entire team is passionate about helping people find lasting relief and a return to an active lifestyle. To schedule your initial appointment at our state-of-the-art clinic, contact us today.