"Tennis elbow" is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that result in elbow pain. No this pain not just occurs by playing tennis, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players.
Another common term, "golfer's elbow," refers to the same process occurring on the inside of the elbow. Overuse injury can also affect the back or posterior part of the elbow as well.
- Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow. Less often, pain may develop suddenly
- Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects
- Pain is made worse by stabilizing or moving the wrist with force. Examples include lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork
Physiotherapy treatment can include gentle mobilization of your neck and elbow joints, electrotherapy, elbow kinesio taping, muscle stretches, neural mobilizations, massage and strengthening.
Your physiotherapist will discuss what treatment options are most suitable for you.
- Manual Therapy - Joint mobilization
- Tens - Electrotherapy
- Sports Massages