I know there are a lot posts here on it, and too many videos etc elsewhere on prevention(pointless topic for me) and self rehab etc. Challenge is nothing seems to be working for me personally. So my question for anyone else who has not only dealt with “golfer’s/lifter’s elbow” and actually gotten back to full strength, what worked for you?
For me it has been somewhat chronic but the past 4 months its been daily pain management. I started addressing it last month and here is what I have done:
-4 weeks no pull ups, only light weight rows maybe 3 times the entire month
-Daily anti-inflammatory supplementation with Curcumin and 8-14g fish oil.
-past week I started using a gua sha daily on it
-Last week started doing pull ups again, but only with rings
-Changed how I grip any pull exercise where the main point of contact and grip pressure focuses on the first two fingers, not ring finger
-Even tried Voo Doo floss(did nothing) daily for a week(not long enough?)
-started taking 6 grams of collagen daily after reading TC’s article(no clue if it’s helping, but damn, my skin and hair is looking better).
I would say It has gone from a constant problem, to a more manageable issue but still is a real issue. Anyone else have anything they have done that brought them success in healing first hand? So far upping the fish oil and gua sha
Things I have not tried:
-a consistent daily stretching type routine
-specific grip or other type of work/training on something that isnt the elbow but may be an underlying cause that I am not aware of.
-any type of brace or that band you wear around your forearm - namely I am worried it may just mask the pain and whatever I am doing will continue to cause more damage by not fixing the underlying cause.
I know what the underlying cause is most likely. Lots of pull ups and weighted pull ups with a ‘false grip’ but the bar being positioned in the fingers instead of palm for years and years.