Tennis Elbow Injury

Tennis elbow is a common condition that causes pain and tenderness on the outer side of the elbow. It is caused by overuse of the forearm muscles that attach to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus bone. Physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment for tennis elbow, and may involve a combination of the following techniques:

1. Manual therapy: Your physiotherapist may use hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching to relieve pain and improve mobility in the affected area.

2. Exercise therapy: A tailored exercise program can help strengthen the muscles of the forearm and improve flexibility in the elbow joint. Our physiotherapist may prescribe exercises such as wrist curls, forearm pronation/supination, and eccentric exercises.

3. Modalities: Various modalities can help manage pain and inflammation in the affected area. These may include ultrasound, ice therapy, Shock Wave or electrical stimulation.

4. Education: Our physiotherapist can teach you how to modify your activities to reduce the strain on your forearm muscles, and give you advice on proper technique for sports or work-related tasks that may have caused the injury.

5. Bracing: In some cases, a brace or splint may be recommended to help support the affected arm and reduce pain during activities.

Overall, the goal of physiotherapy for tennis elbow is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent future injury.

Our sports physiotherapist is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, helping athletes recover and return to peak performance.

The treatment plan that is right for you will depend on the severity of your injury and your individual needs. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your specific situation.