What is Tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow is one of the most common injuries of the arm, and a condition that we regularly see in the clinic. Tennis elbow is a difficult injury to treat, and may last for several weeks, or even months. It is a degenerative, or failed healing response to the wrist extensor tendon, and most commonly affects the origin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle.
Tennis elbow is characterised by pain over the lateral/ outside aspect of the elbow with palpation, or resisted movements. There may also be a decrease in strength in the wrist extensor, and posterior shoulder muscles.
It is generally a work or sport related injury, that is caused by quick, eccentric, monotonous repetitive contractions and gripping activities of the wrist. The dominant arm is more commonly affected, and it seems to be more severe in women.
How we can help:
During your session we will be able to assess your injury and accurately diagnose whether you may have tennis elbow. As there are several different treatment options/ approaches, we will discuss these with you and together form a treatment plan that best suits you.
Treatment techniques may include a mix of stretching and strengthening exercises, dry needling therapy, shockwave therapy and massage therapy.
If you experience any pain or symptoms outlined above, book an appointment today and we’ll help you get on the road to recovery!