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#1 allen walls

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:50 PM

I'm right handed and my elbow/tendon is sore on my right arm on the outside, everything I've read about golf elbow says it occurs on the inside of the elbow so does this mean this pain i'm feeling is not golf related and due to something else? Thanks

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:04 AM

On the outside of the elbow it is lateral epicondilytis, or "tennis elbow". It is a repetitive stress injury. I ice mine, wear a forearm strap, and switched to graphite shafts. You should get it checked out to be sure.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:39 AM

I agree it does sound very similar to tennis elbow. You probably need to adjust your form in your swings. I had this similar problem, but it was a constant ache in my forearm during and after I finished playing. I would do simple arm stretches and exercises, but they didn't seem to help. A friend suggested I take Recovsport by Stolle Wellness and it really decreased the length of time of my soreness. It also helped my stay energized throughout the game, the walking tended to wear me out by only the 6th hole! Anyway hoped this helped.


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:09 PM

You're not hitting off mats at the range are you? Great way to hurt yourself. Stick to grass.


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:14 PM

Might try sensicore inserts, fairly cheap and easy to install. It will take some of the shock off your elbow and arms.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

I had the same problem - my physio told me that elbow problems can be helped by strengthening your wrists, I guess when your wrists are strong they take more of the stress.

I got a "rubber donut" at a fitness store and you squeeze it, just like a tennis ball. These disks come in different resistance levels to match your strength. I've been doing about 5 minutes a day on the donut and my elbow problems have gone away.


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:48 PM

I have tennis elbow on my left elbow (right handed) from golf.The ortho doc gave me a cortizone shot which helped only for 2 weeks and the pain came back. I'm 59 and have had mine for 10 months. It is finally healing. I haven't been religious with all the therpy, however feel the following helps: soft thicker grips (Winn DSI), good arm brace (Bandit, online), soft icepad with compression elevated for 30 minutes at a time, reverse curls with very light weight helping the weight up and full weight going down. The doc thinks the tennis elbow is caused from a fault in my swing or lack of flexibility.
Hope this helps.


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