Tennis elbow and golf elbow, are both forms of tendonitis. Golf elbow is an inflammatory condition of the elbow which in some ways is similar to tennis elbow. In terms of prevention and treatment it is recommended exercises to strengthen your forearm muscles and elbow. Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball or exercise with the Powerball Hand Gyroscope. Even simple exercises can help your muscles better absorb the energy of sudden physical stress.
The primary differences between Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to injury. However, both conditions are caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, leading to inflammation and pain around the elbow joint.
– Sports participants, especially racquet sport players, are prone to developing tennis elbow. About a third of regular tennis players experience tennis elbow at some point in their careers. In addition to racquet sports, tennis elbow is seen in golfers, fencers, and other sports participants.
– Jobs that may lead to tennis elbow include plumbers, painters, gardeners, and carpenters.
– Most patients with tennis elbow are between the ages of 35 and 65 years old, and it affects about an equal number of men and women.
– Golf is one common cause of these symptoms, but many other sport- and work-related activities can cause the same problem.
– Another common cause of this injury is with weekend carpenters who use hand tools on occasion.
– It is most common in men ages 20 to 49 – but the condition can affect anyone who repetitively stresses the wrists or fingers.
1. Strengthen your forearm muscles.
Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball or exercise with the Powerball Hand Gyroscope. Even simple exercises can help your muscles better absorb the energy of sudden physical stress.
2. Stretch before your activity.
Walk or jog for a few minutes to warm up your muscles. Then take time for gentle stretching before you begin your game.
3. Fix your form.
If you golf, ask an instructor to check your grip and swing technique. Swinging the club more slowly or gripping the club with less pressure may decrease the amount of shock in your arm when you hit the ball. A club with a flexible shaft may help, too.
4. Lift smartly.
When lifting anything – including free weights – keep your wrist rigid and stable to reduce the force transmitted to your elbow.
It’s also important to know when to rest. At the first sign of elbow pain, take a break. In addition to self-care measures, time off is often needed to promote healing.
If you play tennis, ask an instructor to check your technique for hitting a forehand. You may need to decrease your topspin. The racket size and tension of the strings are important, too.
Tennis Elbow, Golf Elbow Exercises with the Powerball Gyroscope
It is the perfect instrument to gently rehabilitate lower forearm and wrist joints affected by carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury RSI, arthritis or previous breakage. It is great tool to strengthen your forearm muscles and elbow.
– Unique therapeutic quality (gently stress damaged areas)
– recommended by chiropractors,
– need to exercise just 5-7 min a day,
– small size (you can use it anytime and anywhere),