Elbow pain in golfers

Spring is here and we know that many of you are looking to take up your favourite sports. So we thought you would like to learn a little more about the pain in your elbow you have been experiencing.

Golfer’s elbow is normally identified with pain on the inside of the elbow whereas Tennis elbow is often pain on the outside of the elbow.

This condition is an overuse injury caused by repeated stress on the elbow joint. When the muscles are overused or strained small tears and swelling (inflammation) can develop near the bend in the arm on the outside of your elbow.

Although the common name is golfer’s elbow and it could be caused by golf,  it is more often associated with other activities that place stress on the arm and specifically the elbow joint. Activities could include manual work, playing sport or music, so doing things such as painting and decorating, playing squash or playing a musical instrument such as a fiddle or violin.

In this video Michael looks at elbow pain in golfers and the most effective treatment.

Michael Palfrey

Michael Palfrey,
Senior Podiatrist/Director


The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of Shock Waves in medicine.
It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions, in less technical terms it encourages the body to heal itself. These reactions include:-
  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increased blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
This therapy is used by a number of our therapists as well as Michael, Lloyd Clark-Morris (Podiatrist) and Yulia Vorozhtsova (Osteopath).