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Golfer's elbow

Ardalan Shariat, Pardis Noormohammadpour, Amir Hossein Memari, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Joshua A Cleland, Ramin Kordi
A 40-year-old retired male elite athlete with more than 20 years' experience in wrestling and bodybuilding with mild elbow pain and disability of 2 years presented to our clinic reporting an acute pain in medial aspect of the elbow. Physical examination revealed symptoms of left Golfer's elbow during target-directed movements. The results of sonography in left elbow showed low level of hypo echo irregularity and increased blood flow in color Doppler mode in the common flexor origin. The pain amplitude was moderate at rest and extremely high during kinetic and intentional movements...
February 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Ioannis C Zouzias, Jeff Hendra, Jason Stodelle, Orr Limpisvasti
Increasing numbers of people are playing golf. Golf is a unique sport in that the ability to participate at a high level is not limited by age. In addition, participants tend to play more rather than less as they grow older. Injuries can occur at any point during the golf swing, from takeaway through follow-through. Upper extremity injuries can affect the hands, elbow, and shoulder and are usually a result of the golf swing at impact. Injuries are also common in the lower back as well as the lower extremities...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Ramji Lal Sahu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the results of percutaneous golfer's elbow release under local anesthesia. METHODS: From December 2010 to December 2013, 34 elbows in 34 patients (10 males and 24 females) that presented golfer's elbow for over one year were recruited from the outpatient department. All patients were operated under local anesthesia and were followed-up for 12 months. The functional outcome was evaluated through the Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI). RESULTS: Pain relief was achieved on average eight weeks after surgery...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Valerie Pelleck, Steven R Passmore
Impaired performance while executing a motor task is attributed to a disruption of normal automatic processes when an internal focus of attention is used. What remains unclear is whether the specificity of internally focused task instructions may impact task performance. The present study assessed the implications of changing the attentional focus of novice and skilled golfers by measuring behavioural, neurophysiological and kinematic changes during a golf putting task. Over six blocks of ten putting trials each, attention was directed either externally (towards the target) or internally in one of two ways: 1) proximal (keeping the elbows extended and the hands gripping the putter); or 2) distal (keeping the weight evenly distributed between both legs) to the critical elements of the task...
March 24, 2017: Acta Psychologica
Oliver Donaldson, Nicola Vannet, Taco Gosens, Rohit Kulkarni
In the second part of this review article the management of medial elbow tendinopathy, distal biceps and distal triceps tendinopathy will be discussed. There is a scarcity of publications concerning any of these tendinopathies. This review will summarise the current best available evidence in their management. Medial elbow tendinopathy, also known as Golfer's elbow, is up to 6 times less common than lateral elbow tendinopathy. The tendinopathy occurs in the insertion of pronator teres and flexor carpi radialis...
January 2014: Shoulder & Elbow
J R McCarroll, A C Rettig, K D Shelbourne
In brief: To determine the types and frequency of injuries among amateurs, openended questionnaires were sent to 4,036 golfers; 1,144 responded (942 men and 202 women; average age, 52 years). The respondents played an average of two rounds per week; 708 (62%) had sustained one or more injuries. Among men, the most common injury site was the lower back; among women it was the elbow. Excessive practice and poor swing mechanics were the most common causes. Golf injuries perhaps could be prevented or reduced by proper technique, controlled practice routines, and physical conditioning...
March 1990: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Jae-Yoon Song, Jae-Wan Park, Chan-Bok Lee, Denny Eun, Jung-Hoon Jang, Ho-Jin Lee, Gwang-Suk Hyun, Jung-Min Park, Jun-Youl Cha, Nam-Heung Cho, Il-Gyu Ko, Jun-Jang Jin, Yong-Yun Jin, Do-Woong Ham, Yong-Seok Jee
The number of injuries that force golfers to quit is also increasing. In particular, the upper body injuries are concerns for amateur golfers. This study was conducted not only to investigate muscular balance, such as ipsilateral and bilateral ratios of the upper body, but to also evaluate the possible problems of muscular joints in amateur golfers. Male golfers (n=10) and a healthy control group (n=10) were recruited for the assessment of muscular function in the upper body, which was measured by an isokinetic dynamometer at 60°/sec...
April 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Joseph T Nelson, Richard E Jones, Michael Runstrom, Jolene Hardy
BACKGROUND: Disc golf is a sport played much like traditional golf, but rather than using a ball and club, players throw flying discs with various throwing motions. It has been played by an estimated 8 to 12 million people in the United States. Like all sports, injuries sustained while playing disc golf are not uncommon. Although formalized in the 1970s, it has grown at a rapid pace; however, disc golf-related injuries have yet to be described in the medical literature. PURPOSE: To describe the most common injuries incurred by disc golf players while comparing the different types of throwing styles...
June 2015: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Nirav H Amin, Neil S Kumar, Mark S Schickendantz
Medial epicondylitis, often referred to as "golfer's elbow," is a common pathology. Flexor-pronator tendon degeneration occurs with repetitive forced wrist extension and forearm supination during activities involving wrist flexion and forearm pronation. A staged process of pathologic change in the tendon can result in structural breakdown and irreparable fibrosis or calcification. Patients typically report persistent medial-sided elbow pain that is exacerbated by daily activities. Athletes may be particularly symptomatic during the late cocking or early acceleration phases of the throwing motion...
June 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Mateusz Łasecki, Cyprian Olchowy, Aleksander Pawluś, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
BACKGROUND: Ulnar neuropathy is the second most common peripheral nerve neuropathy after median neuropathy, with an incidence of 25 cases per 100 000 men and 19 cases per 100 000 women each year. Skipping (snapping) elbow syndrome is an uncommon cause of pain in the posterior-medial elbow area, sometimes complicated by injury of the ulnar nerve. One of the reason is the dislocation of the abnormal insertion of the medial triceps head over the medial epicondyle during flexion and extension movements...
2014: Polish Journal of Radiology
Allan Mishra, Joseph M Pirolo, Taco Gosens
Medial epicondylar tendinopathy, also known as golfer's elbow, is less common than lateral elbow tendinopathy. Overhead throwing athletes and those participating in sports that require repeated forearm pronation and wrist flexion are most commonly affected by this disorder. This problem predominates in amateur as opposed to professional athletes and is also seen more commonly in patients over 40 years of age. This review will begin by outlining the incidence, history, and physical examination of medial epicondylar tendinopathy, including a new clinical test...
September 2014: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Marius Sommer, Charlotte Häger, Louise Rönnqvist
The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible effects of synchronized metronome training (SMT) on movement dynamics during golf-swing performance, as captured by kinematic analysis. A one-group, between-test design was applied on 13 male golfers (27.5 +/- 4.6 years old, 12.7 +/- 4.9 handicap) who completed 12 sessions of SMT over a four-week period. Pre- and post-assessments of golf swings with three different clubs (4-iron, 7-iron, and pitching wedge) were performed using a three-dimensional motion capture system...
March 2014: Sports Biomechanics
Timothy F Tyler, Stephen J Nicholas, Brandon M Schmitt, Michael Mullaney, Daniel E Hogan
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Eccentric training of the wrist extensors has been shown to be effective in treating chronic lateral epicondylosis. However, its efficacy in the treatment of medial epicondylosis has yet to be demonstrated. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a novel eccentric wrist flexor exercise added to standard treatment for chronic medial epicondylosis in patients who did not respond to previous therapeutic interventions for this disorder. NUMBER OF SUBJECTS: 20...
May 2014: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Michelle A Sandrey
REFERENCE: de Vos RJ, van Veldhoven PLJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Tol JL. Autologous growth factor injections in chronic tendinopathy: a systematic review. Br Med Bull. 2010;95:63-77. CLINICAL QUESTION: The authors of this systematic review evaluated the literature to critically consider the effects of growth factors delivered through autologous whole-blood and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections in managing wrist-flexor and -extensor tendinopathies, plantar fasciopathy, and patellar tendinopathy...
May 2014: Journal of Athletic Training
J Rehm, F Zeifang, M-A Weber
This review article discusses the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features and pathological changes of muscles, nerves and the synovial lining of the elbow joint. Typical imaging findings are illustrated and discussed. In addition, the cross-sectional anatomy and anatomical variants, such as accessory muscles and plicae are discussed. Injuries of the muscles surrounding the elbow joint, as well as chronic irritation are particularly common in athletes. Morphological changes in MRI, for example tennis or golfer's elbow are typical and often groundbreaking...
March 2014: Der Radiologe
Stephanie L Carey, Matthew M Wernke, Derek J Lura, Jason T Kahle, Rajiv V Dubey, M Jason Highsmith
BACKGROUND: Typical upper limb prostheses may limit sports participation; therefore, specialized terminal devices are often needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of transradial amputees to play golf using a specialized terminal device. CASE DESCRIPTION AND METHODS: Club head speed, X-factor, and elbow motion of two individuals with transradial amputations using an Eagle Golf terminal device were compared to a non-amputee during a golf swing...
June 2015: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
M Ostreicher, M Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Joint structure damages due to overstrain often occur even in commonly not injury-prone golfing. Triggered by the golf swing's repetitive movement pattern and technique deficits of the player these structural damages are most likely to affect the lumbar spine as well as shoulder and elbow joint. As a synonym for shoulder impingement symptoms in golfers the term golf shoulder has been established in medical terminology. Despite this fact, currently there exist no studies addressing the relation between shoulder impingement syndrome and club head velocity...
May 2013: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
Pablo Villaseñor-Ovies, Angélica Vargas, Karla Chiapas-Gasca, Juan J Canoso, Cristina Hernández-Díaz, Miguel Ángel Saavedra, José Eduardo Navarro-Zarza, Robert A Kalish
The elbow patients herein discussed feature common soft tissue conditions such as tennis elbow, golfers' elbow and olecranon bursitis. Relevant anatomical structures for these conditions can easily be identified and demonstrated by cross examination by instructors and participants. Patients usually present rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, axillary neuropathy and suprascapular neuropathy. The structures involved in tendinopathy and frozen shoulder can be easily identified and demonstrated under normal conditions...
December 2012: Reumatología Clinica
Erik P Meira, Jason Brumitt
CONTEXT: Golf is a popular sport, particularly in older populations. Regardless of age and skill level, golfers risk injury to the back, shoulder, wrist and hand, elbow, and knee. Because of the unique compressive, shear, rotational, and lateral bending forces created in the lumbar region during the golf swing, the primary sport-related malady experienced by amateurs and professionals is low back pain. Extrinsic and intrinsic injury risk factors have been reported in the literature. A growing body of evidence supports the prescription of strength training routines to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury...
July 2010: Sports Health
Aaron Taylor Lee, Ayse L Lee-Robinson
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondylitis, or golfer's/pitcher's elbow, develops as a result of medial stress overload on the flexor muscles at the elbow and presents as pain at the medial epicondyle. Cervical radiculopathy has been associated with lateral epicondylitis, but few associations between the cervical spine and medial epicondylitis have been made. Researchers propose that there is an association, suggesting that the weakness and imbalance in the elbow flexor and extensor muscles from C6 and C7 radiculopathy allow for easy onset of medial epicondylitis...
July 2010: Sports Health
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