How to Help Treat and Prevent Golfer's Elbow
Do you suffer from pain in your elbow when you grasp something or throw a ball, and the pain reaches the little round bone on the inner elbow? You might be suffering from Golfer's elbow.
Golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, much like tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), is caused by the repeated movement of the palm toward the forearm applying a strain on the inner tendons and muscles attached to the inner part of the elbow bones (wrist flexors), causing pain. If the flexors are overused, it causes inflammation.
Called Golfer's elbow, medial epicondylitis is however not confined to golfers. Actually, a lot of people suffer from it without ever playing golf. It is common among people over using their arm doing different activities, such as painting, raking, typing, turning doorknobs, picking something up with the palm down, even shaking hands, and can be worsened by opening a jar.
The causes of Golfer's elbow can occur through a direct injury to the inner elbow. Sometimes when this happens, the muscles can partially tear. It can also be caused by a neck injury causing referred pain.
If you have severe symptoms where you are unable to bend your elbow, have swelling that will not subside even with rest and cold therapy, develop a fever or suspect a broken bone, seek medical help to properly diagnose Golfer's elbow and receive appropriate treatment. Left untreated, you might suffer from persistent elbow pain. Wearing a good Golfer's elbow band can alleviate the symptoms and help promote healing.
A Golfer's elbow Band - the Aircast Pneumatic Armband
The best golfer elbow band must be comfortable around the arm, while putting pressure only on the muscle attached to the tendon on the inner elbow. This prevents the overuse of the tendon and spreads the strain along the forearm.
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The Aircast Pneumatic Armband can help. It comes with a permanently sealed aircell, a small inflated pouch, to cushion the injured muscle. The aircell applies more pressure on the muscle and less around the arm, for good blood circulation. The adjacent muscles are not constricted this way so you do not lose any flexibility.
The Aircast Pneumatic Armband is lined with soft absorbent foam to help keep it in place, making it one of the best golf braces.
How To Help Relieve Golfer's elbow
How do you help relieve Golfer's elbow if you already suffer from it? Consult your doctor for the proper course of action, which should include physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory analgesics and a brace or band for Golfer's elbow. Comfortable and versatile, the Aircast Pneumatic Armband can be worn during the entire rehabilitation and healing period.
You can also wear the Aircast Pneumatic Armband after the healing period to prevent Golfer's elbow from reoccurring. The muscle inside the elbow should be strengthened to help decrease its chances of sustaining injury and you can wear the armband any time you have something to do that involves rotating your wrist. It can make the whole difference between reoccurring unpleasant pain from Golfer's elbow and pain-free sporting and ordinary activities.