What are symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is the name used for the elbow condition called lateral epicondylitis. It is a painful condition common in sports activities such as tennis, painting, hammering, typing, gardening and playing musical instruments. Patients with a tennis elbow may experience symptoms that include:
- Pain on the outside of the elbow while bending, stretching or picking up objects
- Burning sensation that may radiate to forearm or hand tingling that gradually worsens
- Loss of strength in the arm or weakened grip of the hand
- Trigger points in the wrist
What is the Cause?
It is a painful condition occurring from repeated, strenuous or explosive muscle demand on the muscle-tendon. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and micro tears of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). Stress on the tendons and injured tissue may also cause swelling in the arm and wrist area. The physiotherapist will work with you to determine what could be the cause of your specific tennis arm injury and how it can be treated most effectively.
Your Tennisarm Treatment
Your physiotherapist will evaluate your tennis elbow by reviewing your medical history and performing a thorough physical examination to detect any nerve compression. Physiotherapy can help diagnose, reduce pain in the elbow, facilitate repair and address any movement patterns that may aggravate the condition. Our treatment focuses on pain relief, restoring function and mobility. Physiotherapy management of a tennis arm is extremely effective.
At Fysio Masters we use various techniques in the effective treatment for a tennis elbow. By means of manual therapy, the elbow joint can be mobilized, so that the recovery can take place. When tingling occurs, neurodynamics are applied and trigger points can be dissolved with application of dry needling for a tennis arm. In addition, tennis arm physiotherapy is a very effective treatment method to support recovery in the form of deep massages, stretching and strengthening exercises. If sitting in the same position for a long time is the cause of the injury, Cesar Therapy can also be used. In addition to treatment, the physiotherapist can also advise to wear an arm brace to support recovery.
You should never try any physical therapy activity without guidance from a licensed therapist. In some cases, icing and over-the-counter pain relievers and ointments can help reduce pain, but they do not address the cause of the symptoms and are generally not as effective as guided physiotherapy. Our conservative treatment techniques may include:
- Manual Therapy (mobilisation techniques)
- Stretching and strengthening Exercises of forearm muscle
- Dry Needling
- Tennisarm Taping
- Deep Massage
- Arm Brace (Research indicates an immediate positive effect and reduced pain)
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Tennis arm symptoms respond very well to physiotherapy treatment. Most people experience significant pain reduction and condition improvement within weeks of beginning care. Call us today and schedule your appointment.06-10343160 Whatsapp +31610343160 Schedule Online