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epicondylitis or Golfers/tennis elbow

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I had a good round Saturday (73) but near the last few holes my elbow was getting sore during the backswing, persevered (and actually hit some decent drives while not gripping much with the right hand), finished the round, pain got worse.

Back home I had grass to cut and pulled the cord on the petrol mower a few times, last pull sent a pain shooting thru my arm that I nearly passed out with! carried on cutting the grass using one arm only which was a pita.

T'interweb research suggests its epicondylitis or tennis elbow and will take 6 months to a year to heal!!!😡

I have a new shaft arriving tomorrow and games arranged, so has anyone else had it? got a quick cure or at least a workaround that lets me play golf?

 


Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Get yourself a strap like this one from any chemist or amazon and it really won't take too long, a couple of weeks, to get right.

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In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

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I’ve recently developed it and just play through it - I usually get loose while I’m playing and don’t notice it - afterwards is when I have issues.


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I broke my elbow 30 years ago, and it is now susceptible to tennis elbow. When it flares up I go back to a therapy program using a flexbar, as explained here. I also use a strap, as someone else has already mentioned, but it took me a few tries to get the one that was right for me. For quick relief it's ibuprofen and ice, sometimes supplemented by Aspercreme.

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I had a bad case of "golfer's elbow" a couple of years ago.  I found that wearing a strap like MattF recommends above helped to minimize pain while playing, but it didn't do much to solve the problem that caused the problem.  If you want to play, get a strap to keep the problem from getting worse in the short run. I used a Bauerfield Sports Elbow Support.  I found it better than a strap because it put pressure above and below the elbow.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BI8T8Y6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Note:  they come in different sizes.  You need to get the appropriate size.  

Now that you can keep playing, how do you get better?  

Google  "Theraband Flexbar".  They are great for stretching the muscles around the elbow and strengthening them.  You can find Youtube videos on them.  Highly recommended.  

 

The final thing I would question is what is causing the problem in the first place?  In my case, I was turning my right elbow in a bit and putting pressure on it in the swing as a result of a stronger grip.  I went to a more neutral grip and relaxed my elbow and the problem has not come back.     

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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Menthol CBD roll-on and KT (kinetic therapy) tape worked wonders for my elbow/forearm pain. Hasn't returned since.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:adams-small:  Tight Lies2  3 wood (14*) UST ProForce V2 Black (S+)
:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 4-GW 
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW 56/12 Wedge
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach #11 Putter

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Get the arm band like others mentioned, but you should also check out some stretches and exercises. Those will go much further to reduce your pain than the arm band will. 

I developed tennis elbow back in August and it's still an issue, thankfully much less than it was. I sit at a desk all day with my right hand on a mouse, which is what led to mine. Once I started doing the exercises daily, the pain was noticeably better and started to fade.

I did almost all of the exercises in this video a few times per day and it definitely helped a lot.

 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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Thanks for the thread - this is helpful


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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