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Tennis elbow treatment

tennis elbow treatment melbourne

Tennis elbow is a condition associated with pain on the outside of the elbow and forearm. It is also called ‘lateral epicondylitis’ and is associated with inflammation and/or degeneration of the tendons of the forearm at their attachment point to the elbow. The onset can often be quite gradual but is generally associated with repetitive tasks, or movements either through sport (e.g. gripping racquet in tennis) or occupational settings (e.g. long periods typing).

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain on the outer elbow
  • Pain with gripping, wrist movements, especially extension of the wrist or lifting
  • Pain on active resisted extension of the wrist or fingers
  • Morning stiffness in elbow and forearm region

Treatment

  • Bracing
  • Myofascial release techniques and joint mobilisation to the wrist, elbow and shoulder complex
  • Local Dry Needling
  • Icing periodically
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by your GP
  • Exercises may be prescribed to strengthen the area

Our Osteopaths at Balance Osteopathy Melbourne will tailor an individualised rehabilitation program for you including hands- on therapy, mobility focussed exercises, and strengthening as appropriate.

Overall our aim is to get you moving comfortably again so that you can return to doing what you enjoy.