I am struggling with chronic golfer’s elbow on both sides since November 2016. It started during Chin Ups and in the beginning I basically ignored it. It was only a light pain during the first rep and later gone, so I thought it was probably nothing serious. As this pain was not disappearing, I substituted the Chin Ups for another exercise but this only solved the issue for a short time and soon this exercise started to make problems as well. As I started to have pain outside the gym as well, I decided to take a gym break. I took an approximately 3 months break but resting didn’t improve things, so I went to a physiotherapist.
This actually helped a lot and when I didn’t feel pain anymore in my daily life, I decided to slowly start in the gym again. However, back exercises were still not possible. Dumbbell Rows with 10kg already seemed to irritate the elbows. I tried different exercises in the hope that one of them is unproblematic, (always low weights that weren’t demanding) but it in a couple of weeks, I was back to where I was before the physiotherapy and felt the elbows again also outside the gym. I stopped the training again and did again the exercises the therapist showed me. Lot of forearm stretching and transverse friction (none of it causes any pain or discomfort). It improved again but I am not getting rid of it completely. I am having the feeling that I reduce it to 20% or so, where it isn’t causing problems in daily life, but then I am stuck. It is just not getting good enough to hit the gym again.
Has anyone advise on this issue? Some secret exercise that magically cures it? I read about things like vodoo flossing but haven’t tried it yet. I tried light wrist curls (just the negative movement) for a while, but didn’t have the feeling that it improved the condition. I could always go back to physio therapy, but I don’t have the feeling that he would do more than what I am already doing.
Thanks a lot in advance!