Although golfers aren't subject to the same level of physical strain as some sports, injuries do still occur when playing golf and one of the most common of these is known as Golfer's Elbow.
What is Golfer's Elbow?
Golfer's Elbow is a form of elbow tendonitis, and occurs when the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow become inflamed or torn, causing pain on the inside of the elbow.
It is known as golfer's elbow as it can be caused by repetitive motions such as a golf swing, and by the overuse and stress of the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip a club and flex your wrist.
It is also worth noting that other activities can lead to golfer's elbow, such as baseball, rock climbing or even using common tools such as screwdrivers.
You will know you have golfer's elbow if you have a pain near the bony knob on the inside of the elbow, although sometimes this can extend down the whole of the forearm.
You are also likely to feel discomfort when you are performing gripping tasks or flexing your wrist towards your body.
Best Golfer's Elbow Support and Braces
Golfer's Elbow can really disrupt your game, so it is advised to get physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible and to reapply ice to the affected area regularly.
You may need to rest the elbow initially, but there are some excellent golfer's elbow supports and braces that will help you continue to play and protect your injury.
LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Support
LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Support / 751 - £8.50
The LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Support will help to relieve pain associated with Golfer's Elbow, and it includes a triangular pressure point which offers extra pressure for the muscles in the forearm.
This support is made from neoprene, which is the ultimate material for heat retention and compression so it will retain body heat and improve blood circulation while offering the appropriate level of support.
The adjustable hook and loop strap allows you to apply greater tension if needed and the support is available as a one size fits all product.
Extreme Golfer's Elbow Support
Extreme Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Support / 751CA - £11.50
The LP Golfer's Elbow Support is also available in our Extreme range.
This support includes a silicone pad for extra pressure on the muscles in the forearm, and it is made from innovative Coolprene material which helps to keep the skin dry and comfortable.
The Extreme Golfer's Elbow Support can also be adjusted to the required level of tension and is available for £11.50.
LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Brace
LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Brace / 551 - £20.99
Another recommended product to combat the pain from Golfer's Elbow is the LP Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Brace.
This brace includes a foam pad to help relieve discomfort on both sides of the forearm, and the moulded rigid shell provides even pressure on the tissue around the elbow.
The brace can be adjusted for a comfortable fit, and this also ensures that the elbow is supported and stabilised during play. It is available for £20.99 in all sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large.
Although Golfer's Elbow is not as common as it's cousin, Tennis Elbow, it can still be a painful condition and needs to be managed carefully to prevent further injury.
Our range of Golfer's Elbow supports and braces will keep you out on the course and help you to concentrate on your game!