Saturday, September 12, 2009

What is golfer’s elbow?




Golfer's elbow â€" also called medial epicondylitis â€" is a painful inflammation on the inner side of your elbow. The primary area where the pain originates is where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. In many cases, the pain spreads to the forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is very similar to tennis elbow but it occurs on the inside â€" rather than the outside â€" of the elbow. Another similarity to tennis elbow is that both afflictions are named after their associated sport. Even still, anyone can get golfers elbow, including tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers. What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow?Symptoms of golfer's elbow often include muscular or tendon pain at the medial epicondyle (bony bump) of the elbow. Most sufferers will experience a sharp pain at this bony point whenever they grab an object, or when the hand is bent in a palm upward position. Pain is most often experienced on the inside of the upper forearm, but can also be experienced anywhere from the elbow joint to the wrist. Weakness and soreness that radiates can occur as well as a restriction of movement and inflammation. Although some people feel tingling and/or numbness with golfer's elbow, this is often not a good sign. Usually numbness or tingling means the ulnar nerve that passes right next to the medial epicondyle is compressed or injured. If that is the case, prompt medical attention may be necessary.What causes golfer’s elbow?Golfers elbow can occur when small tears, called micro tears, form in the tendons and muscles due to a specific movement of the arms, as when golfing. Golfing is the most common cause, hence the name, and is largely due to overuse. A direct injury, liker a bump or fall can also cause golfer's elbow. Activities like working out at the gym, playing tennis or simply working in front of a computer can also cause Golfer's Elbow Will PainWave X4000 Help with golfer's elbow? Yes it can! Painwave X4000 is an extraordinary new pain maintenance system that can effectively eradicate the pain associated with golfers elbow. This non-invasive and drug free method of pain reduction uses the body's natural bioelectromagnetic ecosystem to eliminate the discomfort so often associated with golfer's elbow. While most medications block the pain receptors and simply cover up pain, Painwave X4000 eradicates it by keeping in concert with the body's own natural responses. PainWave X4000 has no side effects and can stimulate good blood circulation, which in turn, alleviates soreness and inflammation. Using the unit is easy; simply glide the Painwave X4000 gently over the afflicted area for near instant relief. In time, PainwaveX4000 will aid with cellular rejuvenation and improve the function of the lymphatic system. Note: This article is an informative guide that should only be used for gathering information regarding golfer's elbow and not to perform a self-diagnosis. Only a medical practitioner can definitively ascertain if you have golfer's elbow or not. If you have concerns in this regard, please contact your personal physician right away for a full, complete evaluation.To explore our range of pain relief solutions further, please visit our website at http://www.painfreehealthcare.co.uk.--PainFree Healthcare Limited is a family run business and the only online store dedicated exclusively to the sale and distribution of PainWaveâ„¢ products.Source: http://www.articletrader.com
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