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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that falls under the category of a Cumulative Trauma Disorder.  Although the pain associated with this condition comes from inflammation, the souce of the inflammation must be treated in order to have a full recovery.

The most common cause of Golfer’s Elbow is chronic muscular contraction which is brought on by overuse.  The constant “tugging” on the tendons can reduce the already poor circulation to the tendons.  The tendons then become inflamed and, eventually, scar tissue forms reducing flexibility and strength in the soft tissues.

The only effective way to recover from a problem related to tendonitis is to address the source of the strain.  Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct any mechanical problems that may be associated with the joints of the wrist, elbow, or shoulder.  Reduction of the chronic muscle tightness and spasm is achieved with a muscle therapy technique know as ACTIVE RELEASERead More→

Flexibility Significantly Impacts your Golf Game

To hit longer and more powerful golf shots you must be willing to improve your posture and flexibilty

Myth:  Golf is a game of technical skill rather than an athletic event.
Truth:
  Golfers achieve about 90% of their muscular activity when driving a golf ball. This is the same intensity as picking up a weight that can only be lifted four times before becoming tired.

Myth:  Pain related to golfing is due solely to a poor swing.
Truth:
  Approximately 30% of professional golfers play injured each week.

The Problem:  Common everyday activities like working on computers or commuting long distances tend to contribute to a lack of flexibility that many golfers experience. Read More→