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Tennis elbow

Causes pain on the outer side of the elbow because of tiny injuries causing inflammation of tendons around your elbow. In many people, symptoms improve over time just by stopping activities that bring on the symptoms.

Symptoms

  • Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow. Less often, pain may develop suddenly.
  • Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects.
  • Pain is made worse by stabilising or moving the wrist with force. Examples include lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork.

It can also affect people with jobs or hobbies that require repetitive arm movements or gripping such as:

  • Carpentry
  • Typing
  • Painting
  • Raking
  • Knitting
  • Cleaning
  • Road workers
  • Chefs and waiters.

What happens at consultation?

You would first receive a comprehensive MSK physiotherapy examination including a subjective history including your past medical history and current medication.

What treatments would I expect?

Treatments include manual therapy, taping, acupuncture and exercises may be offered to improve the strength in the wrist and elbow. You will also be given ergonomic advice and strategies to prevent further injury.