Re: Tennis elbow-anyone get it from golf? What to do?
Originally Posted by twc
Absolutely. Initially rest, ice, wrap or brace. Rest means rest. If it hurts don't do it. If you absolutely have to practice, practice putting (probably not doing this enough anyway). If practicing putting hurts, don't do it. If you don't have any contraindications to taking antiinflammatories, look into those (they aren't without risk--so read the package insert). Try topicals, sports creams and heat wraps (thermacare), but I would use Ice massage for the first 4 weeks. Take a styrofoam cup, fill it with water, put in the freezer. Once the ice freezes solid, tear off the top half inch of styrofoam. Hold the styrofoam cup in your hand and massage the painful area with the ice for 20min Q 2-3H as needed.
Switching to graphite is a good idea. There may be something in your swing or ball/ground contact that is contributing to your symptoms. When you are pain free start practicing again. Start slow and go slow.
See a physician. Sounds like you have tendinitis, but there are a few things that present like tendonitis, but may be something else or tendonitis + other.
The best specialty to see for this is PM+R (physical medicine and rehab) also known as physiatry. You could also see an ortho, but your wait time to see him or her would be longer. If it is tendinitis, you will likey be referred to PT or OT for stretching. exercises, and possibly ultrasound.