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Treating Golf Injuries Without Surgery

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While to an outsider playing Golf may appear easy, every golfer knows the hardships involved in playing this sport, either as a professional or an amateur or even as weekend warrior. This involves the injuries golfers may suffer while playing this sport. The common injuries golfers suffer include back pain, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis.

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is similar to tennis elbow, but it occurs on the inside of your elbow. The primary differences between these two conditions are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to the injury. However, both conditions are caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, leading to inflammation and pain around the elbow joint.

The pain of golfer's elbow usually occurs at the elbow joint on the inside of the arm, sometimes accompanied by a shooting sensation down the forearm. Pain is also common while gripping objects.



Treating golfer’s and tennis elbow

While steroid injections may provide short-term relief, these injections do not “heal” tennis or golfer’s elbow. In some cases, steroid injections could even contribute to tendon and joint degeneration – and that is not what an athlete needs.

Most times, athletes are told that they need surgery to fix their sports injuries. But surgery is not the best answer for most sports injuries, and may actually never help you regain your performance to the level you were prior to the injury.

At SmartChoice® Stem Cell Institute, we offer several non-surgical, office treatment options for your tennis and golfer’s elbow, including Adult Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections.

Patients coping with sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, arthritis and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge ADULT stem cell and PRP procedures. Also, we do have experience working with professional athletes like former number one PGA Tour Golfer, several NFL players, many Tennis and baseball athletes and athletes from various other sports.

And if you are considering surgery for golfer’s elbow, back pain or for your knee, hip or other joint for your sports injury, you might want to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against these risky Orthopedic surgeries.

Call us today at 904-997-6100 and find out if these procedures are an option for you. Or visit us at to learn more about our out-patient, non-surgical procedures to treat your sports injury or arthritis. 



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