Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow (Epicondylitis)

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Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that affects the lateral epicondyle, which is the bony protrusion of the humerus. This condition is caused by a series of microtraumas to the tendon in the wrist and the hand’s extensor muscles near where the tendon attaches to the epicondyle.

Golfer’s Elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a similar condition but affects the medial epicondyle, the inside part of the elbow. This is caused by microtraumas to the flexor tendons of the hand and wrist.

Repetitive movements, such as those associated with playing sports like tennis or golf, or certain occupations like painting, hairdressing, or carpentry, can lead to this condition.

Problems with Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow are more prevalent in certain sports such as golf or tennis, or certain occupations like painters, hairdressers or carpenters. Generally speaking, this affects those in the 30-50 age range the most. Tennis elbow usually features pain localized to the outer region of the elbow at the epicondyle level, which may spread down the forearm and is exacerbated by extension and supination movements.

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Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow Pain Treatment

Diagnosis is clinical with support from ultrasound scans to assess the integrity of the tendon. Treatment plans focus on a period of manual therapy including muscle building exercises, stretching, massage, high-level laser therapy and dry needling. In rare cases where rehabilitation is unsuccessful, the tendon can be operated on arthroscopically (keyhole surgery) – however it should be noted the vast majority of cases resolve without the need for surgery. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of tennis and golfer’s elbow and to seek medical attention in case you suspect you might be suffering from it. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the condition from worsening and help you to regain your arm and elbow mobility.

Our state-of-the-art high-level laser can deliver instant pain relief in as little as five minutes–aiding in the reduction of inflammation and repair of damaged tissue.

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Working with you on Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow pain

  • Goals: Pain relief, improved mobility, better posture and become more functional.
  • Problems: What are you experiencing? What is limiting you? How does this impact your life?
  • Diagnosis: An in-depth diagnosis following a comprehensive history and examination including in-clinic orthopedic, neurological and functional assessments.
  • Design: Your own personalised treatment plan. No one person is the same and you’re not a textbook. Our goal is to arm you with knowledge and awareness so you can better understand your body.
  • Doing: Implementing of our modern treatment framework, which is designed to assist you in your recovery.

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