Monday, October 2, 2017

Healing Help for Golfer’s Elbow

Do you feel elbow pain with each golf swing? Does your golf club grip seem weak and maybe even painful? You may be experiencing Golfer’s Elbow-known medically as “medial epicondylitis”. Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It's not limited to golfers. Anyone who repeatedly uses their wrists or clenches their fingers can also develop golfer's elbow.

Traditional orthopedic treatment often includes oral anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, an elbow brace and physical therapy with daily exercises-and of course-REST-NO GOLF! In some instances where you have extreme pain a single steroid injection might be recommended. This will also require splinting and hand exercises. However, repeated steroid injections are a problem in that can cause tissue breakdown, weakening of the tendon and even more pain. This is not a recipe for long term success.

Fortunately, injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can dramatically benefit both golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow. With targeted injections of PRP we can actually form a “graft” over the area which results in healing and regeneration of the tendon, actually growing back on to the troubled area of the eipicondyle. The best part of PRP for golfer’s and tennis elbow is that pain relief occurs within 2-3 weeks AND you have a stronger tendon!

The pain of golfer's elbow doesn't have to keep you off the course or away from your favorite sports and activities. Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatment with PRP injections for golfer’s elbow can get you back to your game!

Drive the Body’s Power, Return to ‘Body Strong’

To get help for golfer’s elbow or learn more about Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatments including stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, schedule a consultation with Daniel Southern, M.D. by calling 203-702-6629 or visiting, Google+,