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Far less common than tennis elbow, golfer's elbow occurs when this repetitive stress causes painful wear and tear of tendons in the elbow that help control wrist and finger movement.
The pain of golfer's elbow can come on suddenly or gradually.
25) The ulnar collateral ligament should also be carefully evaluated, since UCL tears may be associated with refractory cases of golfer's elbow due to persistent instability.
Golfer's elbow generally happens due to repeated use of muscles in the arm and may lead to small tears in the tendons, resulting in pain.
A ANYONE can suffer from golfer's elbow, whether or not they swing a golf club.
Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tendonitis, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow and even "gamer's thumb" (a swelling of the thumb caused by excessive video game playing).
Professional golfers, who average three injuries a year, are more likely to report overuse injuries of the back, wrist and shoulder, while golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) is the most commonly reported injury for amateur athletes, followed by low back pain and shoulder problems.
Using the right club, or one that is tailor made to suit your swing, can reduce the risk of golfer's elbow and can improve your swing.
Last night one golf bore said: "It may be that Sophie is not holding the club right and she has got golfer's elbow.
3 million doctor's office visits that year were for tennis or golfer's elbow.