Golfers Elbow Treatment (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s Elbow treatment made simple with Powerball

Powerball has been a trusted rehabilitation device for Golfer’s Elbow sufferers for over 20years. Powerball is easy to use, extremely effective and will not only cure the symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow but continued use will prevent this debilitating RSI recurring.

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Why do so many physicians recommend Powerball for Golfer’s Elbow rehabilitation?  

The secret behind Powerball is the healing isometric resistance exercise Powerball affords you during your Golfer’s Elbow treatment/recovery. Powerball is a gyroscope that creates resistance from a spinning rotor simply by turning your wrists. The faster you turn your wrists, the faster the rotor spins, the more resistance you will feel. For rehabilitation, you should only use Powerball at slow spin speeds, however, Powerball can create upwards of 60+ pounds of isometric resistance.

Repetitive Strain Injuries like Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) occur due to concentric (shortening of the muscle) or eccentric (lengthening of the muscle) repetitive movements. Whether that is activities like sport or typing. There is a myriad of reasons why you might have the misfortune of this debilitating injury.

Will isometric exercise worsen my Golfer’s Elbow condition?

Absolutely not. Unlike concentric and eccentric movements (e.g Bicep Curls) with isometric exercise, there is no change in joint angle or muscle length as you exercise. Isometric exercise is 100% non-impact so there will be no strain on inflamed elbow tendons.

 

Why is Powerball so effective in the treatment of Golfer’s Elbow?

  1. Powerball’s isometric resistance exercise massively increases oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the inflamed tendons. This speeds up the healing process considerably. With Golfer’s Elbow recovery times usually average at about 6 months but can be prolonged up to 2 years in some cases. Using Powerball will reduce these recovery times significantly.
  2. Building strength. Powerball is a world-class upper limb exerciser used by climbers and sports people to build strength and endurance and stay healthy. Reducing your exposure to the reasons you developed Tennis Elbow is a key element in treating the condition.  As Powerball is non-impact you can still build strength even while you are in recovery.
  3. Reduce Stiffness, increase flexibility and increase the range of motion in the elbow joint. Using Powerball increases the production of synovial fluid which lubricates your joints.
  4. Stops muscle wastage during recovery. Powerball allows you to maintain muscle strength and mass due to its unique resistance training.

What other Golfer’s Elbow treatments do we recommend?

  • Rest from causes of Golfer’s Elbow like impact sports and repetitive movements.
  • Ice. This will help with the reduction of inflammation.
  • Massage. With a physio if possible, however, self-massage is also effective. Golfer’s Elbow can cause tearing of the forearm muscles (supinators & pronators) which may need deep tissue massage to resolve. This can be quite painful so it is recommended that you seek a professional.

Physio Designed Golfer’s Elbow Programmes

At Powerball in conjunction with physicians, we have developed a comprehensive Golfers elbow treatment programme that can be downloaded here.

What does the physical therapist say?

Colm Murphy is an IATB physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, & professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy & analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes.

How does a PowerballPowerball Tennis Elbow Treatment gyroscope work?

Powerball is the home of gyroscopic exercisers. A Powerball has a rotor (green wheel) which spins on its axis creating resistance against the user. This resistance is created by the rotor as you turn your wrists which is known as gyroscopic precision. The faster the rotor spins the more resistance the user will feel. This resistance is purely isometric which is why it is perfectly suited for rehabilitation. At low rotor spin speeds, the resistance will be soothing and gentle for the early stages of rehabilitation. However, as you get stronger you can ramp up the resistance simply by turning your wrists faster. At high spin speeds our metal range of Powerballs can develop over 60+ pounds of isometric resistance.

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

It is similar to the more common Tennis Elbow. Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is an overuse injury affecting two major muscles controlling your wrist and fingers (flexor-pronator muscles). Both originate from a common tendon, which attaches to your medial epicondyle – that bony ‘bump’ on the inside of your elbow. The condition presents as pain and tenderness radiating down the forearm as a result of inflammation in strands making up the tendon.

Getting Powerball Started

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Track your Golfer’s Elbow rehabilitation progress

Powerballs battery free LCD meter uses magnetic energy created by the spinning Powerball rotor. This will allow you to track your progress and push yourself along during your tennis elbow recovery.

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Recommended Equipment

Choose the powerful, handheld gyroscopic hand exerciser that’s right for you.

  • Autostart Classic Auto-Start, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • Autostart Pro Auto-Start, Speed Meter, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • Powerball Autostart Pro Fusion Auto-Start, Multi Colour Rotor LEDs, Speed Meter, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

Watch Exercises

Practice these short, physio-designed rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.