Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylalgia, does not only affect tennis player.  It generally refers to pain on the outside of the elbow and is related to irritation of muscles and tendon on the outside of the elbow.

However, many conditions can mimic tennis elbows, such as cervical radiculopathy (neck), rotator cuff strain (shoulder), and carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist).

What are the common causes?

Tennis elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles on the outside of the elbow through

  • Repetitive or prolonged gripping
  • Repetitive wrist movements
  • Poor posture when using keyboard or mouse
What are the main symptoms?
  • Localized tenderness on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain may spread down to forearm as far as the wrist and hand
  • Painful when trying to lift your wrist up
How can we help?
  • Comprehensive head-to-toe assessment to find out the causes of your discomfort and all related contributing factors
  • Workplace set-up assessment and biomechanical assessment to optimize your environment for optimal healing
  • 100% Hands-on treatment to help address any mobility issues related to nerves, muscles and joints
  • An individualized home exercise program is prescribed to enable self-management
What happens if you leave it untreated?

Generally, the longer you have had the injury, the longer it will take to recover.  Most of the time, you may assume things will get better by themselves with enough rest.  But this is rarely the case, especially if your pain or other symptoms are stopping you from doing what you normally able to do.  So, take action and get back doing what you love as soon as possible.

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