Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a term for pain on the outside of the elbow that is typically aggravated by gripping or lifting when the palm is facing downwards.

One of the most common diagnoses for tennis elbow is tendinopathy of the common extensor tendons of the wrist, which is typically an overuse injury. The muscles that bend the wrist backwards connect via a tendon that attaches just above the elbow, at the bone on the outside of the elbow. This tendon can become painful after activities such as gripping, pruning and tennis.

Self-Management Strategies

  • Ice therapy
  • You can try a tennis elbow brace, self massaging and activity modification
  • Self stretching and strengthening exercises

How Physio can help

  • Develop exercise and stretching program for you
  • Use Shockwave therapy – Shock wave therapy is thought to work by inducing micro trauma to the tissue that is affected by these problems
  • Use Acupuncture / Dry Needling to release tension and fascia
  • Uses Manual therapy techniques such as passive stretching, soft tissue manipulations and mobilisation of joints.
  • Use Strapping- Uses either rigid sports tap or Kinesio tape t reduce load on tendon and muscle. Advice on Tennis elbow brace.