Tennis Elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is the inflammation of the wrist extensor tendon that joins the forearm muscles on the outer part of the elbow. This happens to tennis players, as well as non tennis players.
What causes Tennis Elbow?
Tennis Elbow is a painful condition as tissues becomes damaged and injured:
– Overuse, repeating same movement again and again
– Prolonged gripping such as racket sports, driving, manual work
– Age: most common in 30-50. Anyone can get tennis elbow if they have the risk factors
– Sports: In racquet sports like tennis, improper stroke technique and improper equipment
– Unspecific: can occur without any recognized repetitive injury
Common Signs and Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
– Slow onset, usually worsen over weeks
– Pain on outer part of the elbow, occasionally radiates to arm or wrist
– Extend wrist
– Weak grip strength
Physiotherapy Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Physiotherapy treatment will reduce tennis elbow pain and inflammation and promote healing so that you can get back to the activities you enjoy as soon as possible.
– Clinical Massage to relieve forearm muscles tightness and tension
– Pain Relief & Tissue Repair Treatments (such as ultrasound, Interferential electrical, heat therapy, TENS)
– Stretching and Strengthening exercises for elbow muscles
– Elbow taping or tennis elbow strap
Tennis elbow is the most common elbow condition our physiotherapists at Physioclinic treat effectively with Extracorporeal shock wave therapy which stimulate the body’s self healing process