Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis is an over use injury which causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Tennis Elbow is common in people aged 40-60 and will often affect the dominant arm, but can occur in the non-dominant arm or in some cases both arms.
Tennis Elbow is an overuse injury. It occurs when the elbow muscles and tendons in the forearm are strained due to a strenuous or repetitive activity. When these tendons and muscles become strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the outside of your elbow (Lateral epicondyle). Causes of Tennis Elbow include:
Tennis Elbow can be diagnosed through an physical examination, this will involve moving the elbow to see where the pain is being produced.
Tennis Elbow is a very treatable condition and can heal on its own, however this process may take a long period of time and are at high risk of the injury reoccurring. At Complete Chiropractic our sports therapists will educate and support you along the way to recovery, treatment may involve:
The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery from injury and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment are: