Lateral Elbow Pain - Tennis Elbow
How does tennis elbow occur? It is commonly associated with occupations that require repetitive movements of the wrist and hand such as bricklaying, typing, sewing and even new mums!. It is also a common condition found in athletes who participate in racquet sports. It is an over use injury that follows excessive gripping or twisting. Pain is associated due to muscle weakness or tightness of the forearm muscles.
Initial treatment is focused on reducing pain and promoting tissue healing. A Physiotherapist can help to reduce any muscle tightness and address weakness. Your home care will involve ice, self massage techniques and stretching.
Once the pain is under control, you can begin a progressive exercise program to help you return to activity. The aims of the exercises are: improve strength and flexibility in the muscles of the forearm and wrist, improve coordination and promote flexibility.
Your physiotherapist may also assess and prescribe corrective exercises to address any poor posture habits that may be contributing to your condition. Do not put up with pain get it addressed today, and get back to pain free movement