Suffering from Tennis Elbow or Golfers Elbow?
Regular elbow pain is not unique to tennis players or golfers as this condition is a type of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), however it is particularly prevalent in these two sports hence the common name association. Any work or sporting activity where the wrist has to be extended again and again may be susceptible to this type of injury.
The ergonomic demands placed upon the body by driving, occupational and recreational activities such as gardening are also of prime importance in the development of these conditions.
Symptoms may include some of the following:
- Swelling on the outside of the elbow (or inside, in terms of golfer’s elbow)
- Tenderness or discomfort around the elbow joint
- Experiencing pain when moving the elbow joint
The condition can come on suddenly leaving the hand with weakened grip and causing pain with certain movements at the wrist joint or elbow. A treatment plan can be devised to reduce pain, aide recovery and to minimise the chance of the injury reoccurring.
Tennis elbow injuries often respond particularly well to osteopathy and by providing relief from elbow related pain symptoms with simple soft tissue stretches, joint mobilisation and specific exercises.
Our osteopaths are also able to offer advice on playing postures and ergonomic arrangements in the office, garden and in the car to minimise the chances of reoccurrences.