Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylosis)?
Tennis elbow is the most common cause of all elbow symptoms. It affects 1-3% of the population It is more common in individuals older than 40 years of age. It is pain on outside of the elbow which affects tennis players but also weight lifters, office workers, builders, gardeners, and people taking up new and repetitive activities such as decorating or playing the violin. Most people with this problem have some pain when gripping, lifting pans, opening jars, bending their arm, shaking someone’s hand firmly or holding a cup.
What is tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury which occurs where the tendon which extends the wrist attaches to the outside of the elbow.
The best treatment for tennis elbow is frictions, massage, joint mobilisations combined with exercises. Acupuncture is another effective treatment for tennis elbow too; we offer this at all of our physiotherapy clinics at Havant and Rowlands Castle, Hampshire.
Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and guidance.
Elbow Flexion / Extension
Wrist Extensor Strengthening (eccentric loading)
Wrist Extensor Stretch
Tennis elbow responds really well to treatment with a physiotherapist, sports therapist or sports massage therapist, so if you are suffering from an on-going niggling elbow pain then please get in contact with us via email@example.com, 07835 712306 or book online as we can help you improve your strengthen and release off the tight muscles to help ease your elbow pain.
Please also see our YouTube channel where we demonstrate some of these exercises, please subscribe to our channel as we are always adding new videos for different injuries.