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!)