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What is Golfers Elbow?

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Golfers Elbow (also know as Medial Epicondylitis) responds extremely well to treatments with Active Release Technique . Within four to six treatments, we have a proven success rate of well over 90%.

Surgeries for Golfers Elbow are typically performed for about 10-15% of the severe cases.
I feel that most of these surgeries could have been avoided if ART treatments were used.

What causes it?

Golfers Elbow is caused by inflammation of the tendons at their attachment sites.

Golfer's Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, improper technique, equipment error (grip size), or even problems from repetitive motion . Repetitive motion is the most common cause of Golfers Elbow.

Why is it so painful?

With Golfers Elbow, when you experience muscle and tendon pain, the tendon has literally been pulled from the bone. This injury starts with microscopic tears in the muscle tissue that then lead to a series of inflammatory responses including:

  • Tissue inflammation.
  • Scarring and formation of adhesions.
  • Shortening of the tendon.

Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion, and constant pressure or tension. ART eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.

If this problem is not treated correctly your elbow will continue to be re-injured. Worse, your game will suffer! (Yes...we are also keen golfers at our office!)

How can ART resolve Golfers Elbow?

ART is a relatively new, and highly successful approach, for the treatment of injuries to muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and surrounding soft tissues. ART has proven to be very effective for the treatment of Golfers Elbow, with a success rate exceeding 90%. Traditional treatments address only one area, but ART restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues associated with Golfers Elbow.

ART provides a means to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of Cumulative Trauma Disorders. Typical symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning, and aching. The goal of ART is to:

  • Restore optimal texture and motion.
  • Restore the function of the soft tissue.
  • Release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels.

This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions in the soft tissues through the application of specific ART protocols.

See the following topics for more information about ART:

Unlike most therapies, ART does not require extended periods of rest before you notice results. Patients see significant improvements to the area of injury after only two or three sessions.

Where can I find more information about Golfers Elbow and ART?

We have recently published the first book about Active Release Techniques, written specifically for the general public.

Release Your Pain - Resolving Repetitive Strain Injuries with Active Release Technique s® (ART®) is an informative, easy-to-read book, that helps you to understand the true cause of repetitive strain injuries.

Did you know that many common therapies (such as medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, rest, exercise, and surgery) have all failed to effectively resolve repetitive strain injuries such as Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow. RSI sufferers are rarely able to find effective or complete treatment with these traditional treatments! Read Release Your Pain now to understand why these treatments often fail to solve your problem, what the real cause of the problem is, and how ART can help you to back into the swing of things!

Understand the true cause of your pain, learn how it can be resolved, then use the specially designed exercises included in this book to prevent its reoccurrence.

Read our new book, Release Your Pain , to see how Active Release Techniques can help you with your injuries.

Download an information brochure for Golfers Elbow!

We provide a series of informative brochures about various conditions that we treat at our clinic. Download any of the following information, and read it at your leisure:

Golfers Elbow A recurrent problem suffered by Golfers, and how just 3 to 4 ART treatments can resolve this condition.
Improve Your Golf Swing with Active Release Technique How you can increase performance in Golf by ensuring proper body mechanics are in effect. ART can remove the adhesions that restrict body motions, and provide up to 20% increase in your golf swing.
Repetitive Strain Injuries How repetitive strain injuries occur, and what ART can do help resolve these injuries. ART has been proven to be 90% effective in the resolution of conditions such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....WITHOUT surgery!

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