Golfer’s Elbow and ART

Golfer hitting the ball

What is Golfers Elbow?


Golfers Elbow, also known as Medial Epicondylitis, responds extremely well to treatments with Active Release Technique. Within four to six treatments, we have a proven success rate of well over 90%.

Golfer’s Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, improper technique, equipment error (grip size) or even problems from repetitive motion. Repetitive motion is the most common cause of Golfers Elbow.

The condition causes muscle and tendon pain which is caused by inflammation of the tendons at their attachment sites. This injury starts with microscopic tears in the muscle tissue that leads to a series of inflammatory responses including:

  • Tissue inflammation
  • Scarring and formation of adhesions
  • Shortening of the tendon

Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion and constant pressure or tension. ART eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.

If this problem is not treated correctly the elbow will continue to be re-injured. Worse, your game will suffer!

How can ART resolve Golfers Elbow?

ART is a highly successful approach in the treatment of injuries to muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and surrounding soft tissues. ART has proven to be very effective for the treatment of Golfers Elbow with a success rate exceeding 90%. Traditional treatments address only one area, but ART restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues associated with Golfers Elbow.

ART provides a means to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of Cumulative Trauma Disorders. Typical symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning and aching.

The goal of ART is to:

  • Restore optimal texture and motion.
  • Restore the function of the soft tissue.
  • Release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels.

This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions in the soft tissues through the application of specific ART protocols.

Unlike most therapies, ART does not require extended periods of rest before you notice results. Patients see significant improvements to the area of injury after only two or three sessions.

Call to book an appointment with our team today to get your back on track.


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