In this tip we will look into the very common problem of elbow/forearm pain in the golfer. Not all elbow pain is the same but it can all be very self-limiting when it comes to golf. As a matter of fact, this area of the body has been the reason many golfers quit the game completely. As a general rule we should always warm-up an area of past or present discomfort before we start using it and ice an area of discomfort after we’ve used it. In this video we will look at simple ways to do this. As with all treatment this video may reach a broad spectrum of people but not all of you. Please remember to consult a medical professional before starting any treatment for your pain. If permission has been granted, remember to start slowly and work into the exercises as your body allows.
Some soreness is normal with exercise but your pain should not be re-created. Stop if it does. Your tolerance to these exercises will depend on the severity of the injury. Weight should only be used if the exercise is pain-free. Therefore, perform only the exercises that are pain-free during and after.
As a general guideline work slowly up to:
*10-30 second forearm/wrist stretches at a mild-moderate intensity.
*1-3 sets/8-12 reps of “weighted wrist curls” with 1-5 pounds.
*Ice after treatment/activity for 15-20 minutes maximum and read the instructions for any store bought ice packs.