While slips, trips and falls are common accidents that you can expect to experience when participating in sports, there are times when you sustain injuries or conditions that are far more severe than a little bump from a stumble.
Among the worst of the sport-related ailments are spinal injuries, fractures and concussion, however, conditions such as Golfer’s Elbow can be extremely debilitating.
Golfer’s Elbow: The lowdown
Also known as Tennis Elbow, the NHS define the condition as, ‘a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It’s clinically known as lateral epicondylitis.’
As the name suggests, Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow can be caused by the swinging actions typical to the sports of golf and tennis. That being said, the condition is not always sport related. It can also occur in any situation ‘after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.’
What are the symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow?
When you sustain Golfer’s Elbow, there are a few symptoms that will become apparent and indicate your need for treatment. The NHS states these as pain in:
- On the outside of your upper forearm
- Just below the bend of your elbow
- When lifting or bending your arm
- When gripping small objects, such as a pen
- When twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar
Generally speaking, when you sustain a sport injury such as Golfer’s Elbow, it is suggested that you desist from participating in any activity that has caused the condition. Should the problem persist, make an appointment to see your GP, who may suggest medication, further tests or physiotherapy for your pain.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained Golfer’s Elbow – or any other sport-related injury – and you believe you are not to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered. It is important to remember that you are not alone. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience of assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they deserve for their distress and difficulties.
With a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, Accident Advice Helpline works around the clock to provide you a convenient and streamlined service. Call today on 0800 689 0500, for a free initial consultation regarding your sport-related injury, with no obligation to continue with your claim following the call. Lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice