Earlier this year, I filmed a series of golf tips for my Cardiogolf Video Series (available this summer) and, at the time of filming, I suffered a bout of ‘tennis elbow.’ ‘Tennis elbow’ is a term used to describe the pain that develops on the outside portion of a person’s upper arm. While I have played tennis in the past, I actually got ‘tennis elbow’ from playing golf. Many tennis players develop this condition, but golfer’s also suffer from this affliction, due to the repetitive motion of the golf swing.
‘Tennis elbow’ is the inflammation of the outside portion of the elbow resulting in soreness and tenderness. Causes of tennis elbow may include overuse or gripping objects too tightly.
To help alliviate my pain and get me ‘back in the game’, so I could film my Cardiogolf video tips, I used KT TAPE on my arm. The green tape that you see on the outside of my left arm in the photo.
KT TAPE helps treat this condition by relieving pressure, relaxing associated muscles, and increasing circulation.
What is KT TAPE–
KT TAPE is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support. World class athletes have been using it for years because of its ability to accelerate healing, increase circulation and relieve muscle pain and swelling, which can help improve performance.
How does KT TAPE work-
KT TAPE is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries. KT TAPE creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.
For me KT TAPE has allowed me to play, practice and teach golf with much less pain. But don’t just take my word you should try it yourself.