At the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics in Alexandria, VA, we can help you address Golfer’s Elbow pain and bring healing with an array of leading-edge treatments to get you back into the swing of things.
Contact us online or call (240) 754-7954 to schedule a consultation today with one of our Golfer’s Elbow specialists on King Street in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town.
The King Street Metro Station is nearby. You can ride the free King Street Trolley or explore the neighborhood on a rental bike. If you’re traveling in from out of town, we are conveniently located between the Hilton Alexandria Old Town and the Lorien Hotel & Spa.
When people think of elbow conditions, they normally think Tennis Elbow, but they’re quite opposite conditions. While both involve pain along the forearm and elbow, Tennis Elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow while Golfer's Elbow causes pain on the inside of the elbow.
Golfer’s elbow is a painful joint condition. Pain is felt where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the inside of your elbow. It usually develops when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motion using your wrist and arm, like swinging a golf club over and over.
Golfer’s Elbow can result from a wide variety of causes. Usually, it’s some form of repetitive motion that brings it on, such as gripping a golf club during a golf swing, especially if you play often. It can also be caused by any activity that creates repetitive stress to the inner aspect of the elbow, from weightlifting to basic life activities such as carrying groceries, especially if there is also weakness in the shoulder girdle. Repetitive motions, like gripping a Golfer’s club during a golf swing, can strain your muscles and put stress on your tendons. That repetitive movement, over time, can eventually cause microscopic tears in tissue.
Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow can come on suddenly or gradually. Symptoms like pain or tenderness usually begin on the inner side in the crook of your elbow and can extend along the inner side of your forearm. Symptoms may include:
With Golfer’s Elbow, it is common for some of these symptoms to worsen when you are playing golf or engaging in the activity that caused the injury.
We will perform a physical exam to check for pain, swelling or stiffness in your elbow joint and will take a medical history, including questions about any activities that may have led to your condition.
For a proper diagnosis, we use ultrasound at the time of the visit to visualize the tendon and surrounding structures. This allows us to make an assessment on severity of injury or other possible causes for medial elbow pain.
Generally, ultrasound is our preferred imaging test for diagnosis.
After the ultrasound exam, we typically offer physical therapy, exercises to improve body mechanics, and Dry Needling. We can also use Trigger Point Injections if necessary. If these methods do not help, we may try other methods, like PRP.
Oftentimes, we see athletes or patients who are very active or whose jobs or lifestyles require the problem resolved immediately, and we move right into the more in-depth techniques like PRP or prolotherapy aiming for fast results. At the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics in Alexandria, VA, we prioritize our patients’ preferences. We also have patients who prefer simpler methods, and in those cases, we can take treatment steps one at a time to see what works, trying conservative steps with therapy which can provide strength, stability, and pain relief, but may take more time.
All our treatment methods have an excellent track record and have brought impressive results for our patients in the Alexandria, VA area. For more questions about our treatment methods, speak with our experts today to see which might be the best treatment option for you. Call (240) 754-7954.
What would it be like to see increased function again and relieve debilitating pain, stiffness, and weakness from Golfer’s Elbow? Let our team of experts at the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics help you heal and get back to the course because golf has never been a game for quitters!
Call (240) 754-7954 or contact us online to set up a consultation with our Golfer’s Elbow specialists at our offices in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town!
Center for Sports and Regenerative Orthopedics
1737 King Street, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (240) 754-7954