August 7, 2003
Tiny tendon tears cause pain
(HealthDayNews) -- Repeatedly swinging a golf club can lead to elbow tendonitis -- when tiny tears cause inflamed tendons.
If playing golf makes your elbow throb, tendonitis may be to blame.
The Mayo Clinic offers this advice:
- Lay off golf until the pain eases. A snug forearm strap or splint may provide some relief.
- Massage the area with ice for 5 to 8 minutes at a time, three or four times a day.
- Strengthen the wrist and forearm muscles through gentle stretches or exercises.
- Before you return to the fairway, ask a golf pro to show you the proper form. An improper technique may aggravate the problem.