Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, is a painful condition that affects the tendons in the elbow, specifically those around the lateral epicondyle, which is the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. Despite its name, tennis elbow can occur not only in tennis players but also in individuals who engage in repetitive arm movements or activities that strain the muscles and tendons around the elbow. It’s typically characterised by pain and tenderness on the outer side of the elbow and can make it difficult to perform tasks involving gripping or lifting.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Rest and Avoid Overuse: Give your arm and elbow proper rest, avoiding activities that exacerbate the pain.
    • Range of Motion Exercises: As the initial pain subsides, incorporate gentle stretching and range of motion exercises to prevent stiffness. Sports Massage can be good for this too.
    • Ice and Compression: Apply ice to the affected area for about 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours during the initial stages of pain
    • Elevation: Elevate the arm whenever possible to further reduce swelling. 
    • Strength & Length: Perform gentle stretching exercises to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tension, under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

 

 

How Lincs Injury Can Help You

  • Accurate Diagnosis:
    • While tennis elbow is a common condition, other conditions with similar symptoms, such as golfer’s elbow or nerve entrapment, may require different treatment approaches.
  • Management of Pain and Inflammation:
    • We can provide guidance on pain management techniques, such as the use of over-the-counter medications, ice therapy, or therapeutic modalities like ultrasound or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
  • Tailored Treatment Plan:
    • Tennis elbow can vary in severity and may require different treatment strategies depending on individual factors such as age, activity level, and underlying health conditions we can promote optimal healing and prevent re-injury.