What is Golfer’s Elbow in Lakeville MN?

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Do you suffer from Golfer’s elbow in Lakeville MN? The term Golfer’s elbow has developed the misconception that the condition only affects athletes who participate in racquet sports. In reality, Golfer’s elbow affects approximately 5% of individuals who play golf and is more commonly associated with occupations or hobbies that involve repetitive motion of the forearm and wrist. In fact, Golfer’s elbow is a specific term that describes people who experience chronic and repeated episodes of pain that are isolated primarily to the top of the forearm and inside of the elbow.

Golfer's Elbow in Lakeville MN

As is true with many conditions, certain people in various occupations are more susceptible to developing the symptoms. For example; people who are actively involved in fishing, butchering, long-term computer use, plumbing, repeated screwdriver use, waiting, guitar playing, painting, and carpentry have been all shown to develop this ailment. Golfer’s elbow can affect anyone but has been found to occur more frequently in people who suddenly begin tasks that involve using muscle groups that they are not accustomed to using. There also seems to be a higher rate of occurrence in people aged 30-50 years old.

The development of Golfer’s elbow can be difficult to identify and pain is often one of the first symptoms. Golfer’s elbow typically develops slowly and people suffering from the condition often cannot remember any specific injury. As mentioned before, the pain is located on the inside portion of the elbow and is often described as sharp and burning. Besides the development of pain, people suffering from Golfer’s elbow often gradually begin to notice the development of weakness in the hand of the affected arm. Weak grip strength is usually noticed when shaking hands, turning a screw driver, holding a coffee cup, opening doors, or holding gardening tools. People may also notice that they drop objects more frequently as the condition progresses.


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How is Golfer's elbow diagnosed?

Our team at ALIGN is capable of diagnosing Golfer’s elbow through your clinical presentation. In other words, our team is able to identify your condition by the symptoms you present with, the history of the condition you provide, information regarding your daily activities, and knowledge of your occupation. Since other conditions can cause pain on the outer portion of the elbow, ALIGN has the resources to perform or arrange for more advanced diagnosing procedures such as; Grip Strength Testing, Orthopedic exams, and even thermography.

What is the best treatment available for Golfer's elbow?

Our team offers a number of treatment options for Golfer’s elbow. Our patient’s have a private treatment room, where they are hooked up to a Low-level laser treatment device (LLLT). This device has 890 nm treatment frequency and it has well established white paper studies that help increase blood flow and treat tendonitis; naturally, without drugs or without surgery.

During treatment (length 30 mins) the patient gets seated in a private treatment room, with complimentary Netflix. Some of our patients choose to read, or work on their laptop during this treatment as well.

Patients typically will get 90% symptom improvement, in 6-12 sessions.

Contact our Lakeville MN team at ALIGN today.

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