Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury that is characterised by pain and tenderness localised to the outside of the elbow.
Signs & Symptoms
How is it caused?
Tennis elbow is caused by overstraining the muscles and tendons in the forearm used in gripping and straightening the wrist and fingers. The repetitive overuse of these muscles and tendons causes micro-tears in the tendon attachment at the outside of the elbow. This leads to chronic pain, weakness and degeneration of the tendon.
Risk factors to developing tennis elbow include:
Tennis elbow is difficult to treat with some minor cases lasting between three to six months. Severe cases can take much longer, require time off work, and may need cortisone injections and sometimes surgery if it is not responding to treatment.
It is very important you see a Physiotherapist as soon as possible if you start developing Tennis Elbow symptoms or risk long term complications!
How can we help?
Is Tennis Elbow stopping you from working or exercising like you use to? Have you heard stories from friends and are concerned you too may have to give up work altogether? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating a Tennis Elbow.
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