Turns out golf is a very safe, and easy to social distance sport to play during COVID. Most of Denver’s courses are open. But, just because you are SO ready to hit the course doesn’t mean you don’t have pain. 

Golfer’s elbow is a common ailment among golfers (and tennis players, bowlers and even softball and baseball players). The medical term is medial epicondylitis and it mainly causes swelling and inflammation in the tendons that connect your elbow and your forearm. 

The easiest way to ‘cure’ golfer’s elbow is simply to let it rest. This is because the primary cause of golfer’s elbow is overuse. 

Why does this affect so many golfers? When you grip a club you activate the muscles in your forearm. This allows you to rotate, twist and flex your wrist. Doing this over and over while swinging a club can cause damage to this area – specifically the small tendons that connect your forearm. 

It doesn’t just take swinging a club, racket or bat to get a case of golfer’s elbow. People that use hand tools and machinery, also in a repetitive fashion can suffer as well. 

Golfer’s elbow is a form of tendonitis – specifically the tiny tears in the tendons on the inside of your elbow. If you suffer from golfer’s elbow, and it doesn’t go away with rest – give us a call or inquire about an appointment. 

And, remember to stay safe, practice social distancing and stay hydrated on the course Denver! 

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