Are you seeking relief and support from ongoing discomfort and restricted movement associated with tennis elbow?
In this article, we’ll uncover valuable insights on effective methods to manage and alleviate symptoms of tennis elbow.
Prepare to gain a deeper understanding of the causes of tennis elbow and how one of our friendly physiotherapist’s at North West Physio Everton Park can provide much-needed support.
Tennis elbow causes and pain
Tennis elbow pain, which occurs on the outer side of the elbow, is typically a result of repetitive movements or lifting heavy objects. Contrary to its name, tennis is not the primary cause of this condition for most individuals.
The pain associated with tennis elbow is focused around a specific bony area on the outside of the elbow and is often linked to certain lifting tasks, although it can also be persistent at times.
Tennis elbow physiotherapy treatment
Think you may have tennis elbow? The first thing to do is cease the aggravating activities as much as possible. It’s suggested you stop playing sports or activities, as any activity that causes pain can potentially prolong the healing process.
It is then recommended that you seek advice from a qualified physio such as one of our friendly team members at North West Physio Everton Park.
A physio will be able to provide advice on ceasing certain activities, strapping or supportive devices, massage and joint mobilisations, and a home program of strength and stretching exercises. Other useful treatment techniques your physio may suggest include Shock Wave Therapy and acupuncture.
For more on treatment and exercises, please refer to our article Treatment of Tennis Elbow.
Tennis elbow exercises physio
There are exercises that can help alleviate tennis elbow symptoms. These include very specific strengthening and stretching exercises which need to be prescribed and progressed by your physio.
Tennis elbow recovery
Tennis elbow recovery is usually 4-6 weeks depending on the person and severity.
Tennis elbow support: expert tips and treatments by North West Physio Everton Park
Tennis elbow is a condition characterised by pain on the outside of the elbow, typically caused by repetitive activities or heavy lifting.
If you suspect you have Tennis elbow, cease all aggravating activities and contact a physio. The team at North West Physio Everton Park can help you to explore proper treatment options to alleviate discomfort and prevent further complications.