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Tennis Elbow Treatment

Tennis Elbow Treatment

Did you know, Tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players? In fact, it’s more commonly seen in non tennis players than those who hit the court on a regular basis. Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral epicondylalgia in the medical world – is caused by over use of the forearm muscles. This results in tiny microscopic tears to the tendons attaching the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow causing pain and tenderness.

Tennis elbow is commonly seen in people who perform manual work with a repetitive component. Examples include:  bricklaying, carpentry, painting or even office work involving the use of a computer.

Symptoms

  • Pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain in your wrist and forearm while gripping objects or opening doors, jars, turning key
  • Pain in your forearm and wrist with wrist extension
  • Pain or tenderness around your outside elbow into your forearm and wrist
  • Pain that increases overtime

Treatment

There are a variety of treatments for Tennis elbow which can provide symptomatic relief such as

  • RICE
  • Massage to reduce swelling and muscle tension
  • Joint Mobilisation neck and elbow
  • Taping: reduces pressure on recovering muscle
  • Exercises to strengthen muscle
  • Stretches to relax tension in muscles

Get in touch with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta for effective tennis elbow treatment.

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