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Dr Les Bailey phd,DO,acopm,apta (int part) looks at GOLFERS ELBOW
Golfers elbow is distinct from tennis elbow .It is located at the opposite side of the epicondyle,and is medically termed MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS..By Dr Les Bailey phd,DO,acopm,apta(int part) ,Woodmansterne, Banstead, surrey.
By: Dr Les Bailey, orthotics,woodmansterne/Banstead
Woodmansterne, Banstead, surrey
What distinguishes golfers elbow from tennis elbow is that it is on the medial aspect of the epicondyles.
If you straighten your arm and put your thumb facing away from the body, it is on the part of the elbow that is closest to your body.
There are a collection of tendons that form into one sheath and insert into the medial epicondyle, and either through activity,or sometimes through no clear reason at all,these become inflamed.
The cause is generally associated with overly hard or repetitive gripping.
There are studies that point toward autophagic cell death at the area,and this in turn causes a cascading weakness throughout the tendons.
A very tiny number of cases ever need surgery, and my own approach has proven to help my patients to a swift recovery.
My treatment regime begins with deep tissue massage to introduce fresh blood to the area and reduce any muscle tightness at the muscles whose tendons are involved.
Secondly,I use ultrasound at 1mhz on around 70% output,as we are nearer bone than when we are treating tennis elbow.
I then proceed to use lasertherapy . I consider this to be the most important part of the treatment as laser promotes new cell growth . This is to help counteract the cell death that has occured and caused the condition in the first place.
I have never employed splints or strapping as , Personally I have never found these to be of much assistance.
Treatment usually takes between 4 and 10 visits to achieve our aims.
It is important that the patient completes the treatment until all symptoms have disappeared.
Dr Les Bailey phd,DO,acopm,apta (int part), physical therapy associates ltd.
Woodmansterne, Banstead, Surrey
About Dr Les Bailey phd,DO, acopm.apta(int part)
Direct phone number 07801418080
Dr Les Bailey began in physical therapies in 1981,qualifying in remedial massage,and later going on to qualify as an osteopath.
He gained his phd from OIUCM for a thesis on the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
He was awarded a teaching/lecturing diploma from the northern school of osteopaths in 1993.
He also holds a diploma in foot biomechanics .
Dr Les Bailey works from his clinic near woodmansterne, Banstead in surrey.
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