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Tennis Elbow

Wellness Osteo offers management and preventative advice for elbow and forearm pain.

Osteopathic treatment for tennis elbow

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Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylosis is a common sports injury refers to inflammation or irritation of the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow.

 

Tennis elbow often occurs as a result of a new or increased activity that involves repetitive wrist extension.

 

Pain is often felt on the outside of the elbow, and down the forearm. Tennis elbow may also affect grip strength or refer to the upper arm.

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What are some of the common symptoms tennis elbow?

Some of the  common symptoms of tennis elbow  include:

 

  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Pain referring down the back of the forearm
  • Pain or loss of grip strength
  • Pain or loss of wrist extension

 

What types of activities can cause tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow often occurs as a result of a new or increased activity that involves repetitive wrist extension. Examples include

 

  • Tennis or badminton with a new racquet or altered surface
  • Unaccustomed gardening or home duties
  • Increased work related activities
  • Increase keyboard use
  • Long periods of knitting or sewing

How do Osteopaths treat tennis elbow?

At Wellness Osteo we have several focuses when treating tennis elbow, these are to:

 

  • Control Pain – often this will involve manual therapy including dry needling, joint mobilisation, and taping
  • Encourage Healing – through activity modification, anti-inflammatory measures and rest
  • Improve grip strength and wrist extension – through graded strength rehabilitation exercises
  • Improve Coordination – through neuromuscular rehabilitation exercises
  • Address any predisposing factors including posture, ergonomics, and neck dysfunction

 

Tennis elbow can often be a frustrating condition as it stops patients from being able to complete work tasks or participate in sports without pain. Our primary focus when managing tennis elbow is to get you back to doing what you love by creating an individual plan to help you return to activity quickly and safely.

We also have a great Tennis Elbow Exercises Youtube video.