The pain occurs in the medial side of the elbow and golfing is one of many sports that can cause this type of injury in the flexor tendons of the forearm.
The best way to recover from this injury is to follow a combination of the following:
1. Rest and stop the activity that caused the injury for a few weeks.
2. Use a compression strap to reduce some of the tension and protect the tendon if you have to play a sport like golf.
3. Stretch to aid the healing process:
Palm flat on a flat surface with hand rotated 180 degrees backwards, lean backwards to stretch the flexors.
4. And gradually start strengthening exercises. Always stop if they are causing pain.
Very proud of my compatriot wining his 10th French Open title.
Nadal performed to the best of his ability and didn't lose a set in the whole tournament. Enhorabuena Nadal!
Please join me welcoming my new sports massage assistant, Bones, to Woking Massage Studio.
Bones comes highly recommended and he has had a hard and long career.
Below is an interesting article from the person who created the term "RICE", Dr Gabe Mirkin who explains that cryotherapy may actually prolong recovery.
We are all aware of the effort it takes to carry a baby inside a woman's body, and let's not forget the stress and sleepless nights.
Pregnancy produces physical and hormonal changes that have an impact on back and leg muscles due to the baby's weight.
Pregnancy massage is a very good option to try and minimise the discomfort associated, in addition it improves blood circulation it helps to relieve back and leg pain and it also promotes relaxation.
Research has shown that women that received massage therapy reported decreased stress levels, anxiety and muscular pain.
Don't forget to look after yourself during this fantastic period of your life, and remember: " Happy Mummy = happy baby"
Glorious day for the Surrey Half Marathon. Congratulations to all the runners and especially to my clients.
January is here and that means we have to face the Inland Revenue and complete our tax returns to avoid being fined.
Did you know that one of the most used excuses for failing to meet the self assessment deadline is "My dog ate my tax return". Hopefully I won't have to blame the dog....Actually I couldn't use that excuse as I don't have one.
I am now nearly finished and looking forward to a stress free year.
Something that I see very often when testing muscular dysfunction amongst golfers is restricted hip rotation and weak glutes.
Two of the most important factors of good golf technique are flexibility and strength of the lower body, and in particular, internal rotation of the hips and glute strength. These are key elements for power in your swing.
At Woking Massage Studio I can help you to improve your golf technique by testing your internal and external hip rotation, glute strength and then work on increasing both with Sports Massage and Muscular Energy Techniques.
Click here to view an excellent analysis that PGA Professional Dave Philips conducts on the MYTPI website where he highlights the importance of good hip rotation for power and speed using leading golfer Jason Day as an example.
So, don't wait to improve your game and call me today on 07789668083 to book an appointment.
My new range of T shirts have finally arrived. Bright colours to make a statement.
See you on next post and remember to keep healthy, do sports and look after your body.
My name is Cristina and I am the owner of Woking Massage Studio.