Who Ever Heard of Golfer’s Elbow?

When a chiropractor in Cumming GA examined my elbow and stated I had what looked like golfer’s elbow, I couldn’t make sense of what they were saying. Golfer’s elbow? What is that? I had heard of tennis elbow, but not anything to do with golfing. Injuring yourself while golfing, however, is quite possible. It is very easy to hurt your back or shoulder if you have a poor form while swinging. Look at Tiger Woods and his serious physical injuries. Hurting yourself playing the sport is a real thing and quite alarming. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to play again.

The chiropractor told me the term is basically the same as tennis elbow in that it involves an injury caused by repetitive movements that put a lot of stress on the joint and the muscle. Age plays into as well, although anyone can get it due to playing a lot. Considering I am sixty and play golf several times a week, it’s no surprise I ended up with this injury. The big question was whether I would have to give up the game for good. I just couldn’t imagine not playing for the rest of my life.

Fortunately, that wouldn’t happen. According to the chiropractor, undergoing several sessions of stretching and pulling would do a lot to heal the condition. They were adamant that I hang up the clubs for several weeks, though, in order to make sure I didn’t aggravate the injury further. After undergoing the first treatment session, I think I am going to be ok. I felt a lot better and much of the pain subsided very quickly. I am cautiously optimistic further treatment will find me back out on the links in no time. I certainly hope so. In the meantime I’m spending my time picking out a new set of clubs!