Golfer's & Tennis Elbow

Physical Therapy for Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow in Kansas City

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow: Physical Therapy in Kansas City.

Elbow pain is a common complaint in many golfers and tennis players alike at some point in their respective careers. While golfers and tennis players both have high occurrences of elbow pain, each sport has a corresponding diagnosis for that pain. “Lateral epicondylitis” is associated with tennis players and is more commonly and appropriately known as tennis elbow. “Medial epicondylitis” is seen in golfers and thus termed golfer’s elbow.

When muscles, ligaments, and tendons become irritated, inflammation and pain will result. Both conditions involve overuse and irritation of the tendons where they attach at the elbow; these conditions can also be referred to as tendinitis. Even though epicondylitis is strongly associated with athletes, those who perform repetitive gripping and lifting activities such as painters, carpenters, and plumbers, are also prone to these two conditions.

Symptoms of
Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow


Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow includes irritation and pain within the inside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the elbow. However, both sports have athletes and participants that can have pain corresponding with the other specified sport (i.e. medial elbow pain with tennis players).

  • Sharp pain with extending the wrist against resistance
  • Sharp pain with flexing the wrist against resistance
  • Muscle aches
  • Tendonitis
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

Treatments for Golfer's & Tennis Elbow

Physical therapy treatment for Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow in Kansas City includes soft tissue therapy to the surrounding area in addition to rehabilitative exercises for long term changes. However, without treatment and corrective exercises of the shoulder and elbow combined, results are often short-term and limited. Lack of proper joint positioning of the entire upper extremity throughout a desired motion creates excessive stress on the soft tissue structures of the elbow. Proper scapular and thoracic spine mobility is vital to the reduction and elimination of elbow pain.

Our Treatment Process

They physical therapists at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilize many soft tissue techniques including A.R.T., dry needling, and the Graston technique to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons of the arm.

Combined with rehabilitative exercises to strengthen the area and normalize muscle imbalances, our physical therapy treatments for Golfer’s and Tennis Elbows help the body to adapt to normal or increased load and allow you to return to the golf course or tennis court better than before.

Treatments for tennis & golfer’s elbow

For other treatment options, you may be interested in chiropractic treatments for tennis & golfer’s elbow.

Active Release Technique

Graston Technique

Dry Needling

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66223 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 505 S Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 4940 W 137th St. Suite C Overland Park, KS 66071 2113 E. Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B. Liberty, MO 64068 5000 E. Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108