Tennis Elbow – What is it and How do I fix it?

Did you know that Tennis elbow (otherwise known as Lateral Epicondylitis), is the most common reason that people with elbow pain visit a GP or physio. Tennis elbow is most common in middle adult hood, but can occur at any age.

Common Symptoms of Tennis Elbow include:

  • Pain over the outside of the elbow
  • Morning stiffness in the elbow
  • Persistent ache in elbow
  • Soreness of the forearm muscles
  • Sharp elbow pain with gripping and lifting objects, computer use, opening jars etc.

How do I fix it?

The good news is that there are many treatment options and ongoing strategies available. These include:

  • A course of Shockwave Therapy
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Dry needling
  • Taping or bracing of the elbow / forearm
  • Guidance on how to manage normal daily activities
  • Individualised home exercise program.

Whilst tennis elbow is common, a tailored physiotherapy treatment plan can result in more than 70 per cent of people having less pain and improved function.

To arrange an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists who can assess your individual needs and tailor a treatment plan just for you, book online today or simply give us a call
at one of our 6 locations; Kidman Park 8356 2299, Dover Gardens 8296 8314, Hope Valley 8396 4000, Mitcham 8271 2222, Norwood 8431 5506 or Beverley 8348 0000.

 Pro Physio SA Kathryn Meade, Women’s Health & Industrial Physiotherapist

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