Assistance work to fix golfer's elbow?
I got me some golfer's elbow from squatting.
I've read a few posts that suggest strengthening the various muscles around the tendon(s) involved.
If you agree with this idea, what exercises would you recommend?
I've never been able to solve this riddle. Usually just high doses of ibuprofen and trying to work with different grips, etc
Thank you, Andy.
I was afraid there wasn't much to be done other than work thru it.
Appreciate the info! Best to you.
Well, you may not actually be able to "work through it" because it will continue to get worse and worse. You really just need to work around it, and that may mean laying off whatever exercises are causing the pain, or working on ways to modify the exercises where they don't hurt anymore. Either way, high dosages of ibuprofen are your new best friend.
I understand. Thank you again!
I'm in the same boat. Left (non-dominant) elbow. My LB squat grip/placement is improving, but I've taken to doing leg presses on BP days, because otherwise my elbow/shoulder hurt to much to bench properly. Strangely, squatting doesn't affect my press.
Lots of stretching and shoulder mob exercises seem to be helping.
Don't remember where I read this but try a grip exerciser. Do several sets daily. If you can find an adjustable one, even better. Do some high rep sets (~20 to 25) and some eccentric only sets (where you have to use both hands to close the grip exerciser and then use only the hand on the affected arm to let it re-open.
I did this for about 3 weeks and my golfer's elbow of over a year's duration just vanished.
This has been a problem for me to, for a long time. Squats create it and bench/presses exacerbate it even more. It's a pain in the ass and sets you back in your training.
The problem is how you hold the bar, you might be a little inflexible and/or your elbows are catching some of the weight on the bar.
My suggestion is: Take a couple of weeks doing high bar/safety bar squats/front squats/leg presses/hack squats anything that doesn't put the elbows in a bad position. This because there some tendinitis developed there and you need to let it heal.
Watch this video:
Then deload, and focus on doing the squats with good form and especially watch your grip placement. Hope this help.
FWIW, reverse curls helped me conquer a pretty flaming bout of tennis elbow. 2-3x a week, 3 sets of 8-12. Recall seeing a thread somewhere on Starting Strength about it, tried it and it worked. Good luck.