For many people, joint pain and muscle stiffness are a daily nuisance. Joints in the hands, wrists and feet get stiff and sometimes painful to move. Sometimes it’s hard to get up out of a chair or button a shirt. Or you might have a nagging lower back ache, or that shoulder that just won’t relax. The good news is that relief may come from something you may have never considered–massage.
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is pain caused by inflammation of the muscles on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons in your forearm attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. It’s similar to tennis elbow, except it occurs on the inside, rather than the outside, of your elbow.
“The pain of golfer’s elbow shouldn’t keep you off the course. With rest and appropriate treatment, you can get back into the swing of things.” (Mayo Clinic, 2011)