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tennis elbow have you got it and what to do

Tennis Elbow: Have you

Got it, and What to Do

what is tennis elbow

What is Tennis Elbow?

An ache in the forearm or elbow. A nagging

pain. A weaker grip, or intermittent

discomfort when you swing, lift or

otherwise use your forearm. These can all

be signs of tennis elbow (lateral

epiconcylitis) - an overuse injury common

in racquet sports like tennis, squash and

badminton.

It’s important to note that tennis elbow is

not limited to tennis. it can be caused by

anything from throwing sports to

gardening to using scissors. But no matter

the cause of your pain, it’s important to

understand it and treat it.

have you got tennis elbow

Have You Got Tennis Elbow?

The first step to recovery can be a bit of self-diagnosis. Look out for the following:

General Symptoms:

Pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow

Pain and tenderness in the muscles of your forearm

Weak grip and stiff elbow

When it Hurts:

Pain may get worse when you grip something (a golf club, or a firm handshake)

Pain may get worse when you bend your wrist backwards against a force (a backhand tennis

swing)

when to get help immediately

When to Get Help Immediately

The following signs could mean that you should seek help now, and skip the “what should I do?” phase. It’s

recommended to see a Physiotherapist as soon as you can if any of the following are true:

If your symptoms don’t improve after several weeks

If your symptoms get steadily or suddenly worse

If you have severe elbow pain

If you can’t move your elbow

If you have loss of feeling

Need help? Contact us at morleyphysio.com.au to get advice or schedule an evaluation.

treatment options

Treatment Options

The main treatment options out there are rest, physiotherapy, exercises, and in some cases injection therapy.

In order to find out which one is right for you, you’ve got to understand your injury.

A physiotherapist will recommend the proper tennis elbow therapy, and refer you to a doctor or surgeon if

necessary.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy will likely involve a treatment plan including rest, special exercises, and a careful progression

through the important stages of recovery to living pain free.

Some of our Treatment Methods:

Physical Rehabilitation

Electrotherapy

Dry Needling

treatment options 1

Treatment Options

Home Treatment

How you treat tennis elbow depends on how long you’ve had it, which treatments you’ve already tried, the severity

of your symptoms, and many other factors. For this reason, the following advice is general, and it is highly

recommended to consult a Physiotherapist for a proper evaluation and treatment routine.

Give it a rest! Take a break from sport and strenuous activity, give that elbow and forearm time to rest. If you

suspect the problem might stem from something you do at work, talk to the boss or a health adviser like a

Physio and either take some time off or switch tasks to give your arm a break.

Lift objects with your palm facing up, not down. This can reduce strain on the damaged muscles.

Consider applying ice or heat.

Over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication are an option.

how to get better understand your injury

How to Get Better? Understand Your Injury

If you’re serious about recovering and wish to avoid re-injury in the future, you’ve really got to understand

your injury, and the bigger picture surrounding it. This is what will lead you to the right tennis elbow

exercises, and tennis elbow therapy.

Is your injury a result of overuse? A result of improper technique or form? Does it stem from something you

do outside of sport or work? How long do you need to rest? When will you be able to play sport again? Which

home exercises will help, and will any of them make it worse? Which home exercises are right for you? How

can you stay fit while keeping your elbow safe?

A Physiotherapist is the place to go for expert advice. At Morley Physiotherapy will give you a full evaluation

advice, and treatment to guide you back to health.

need help contact us at morleyphysio

Need Help? Contact us at

morleyphysio.com.au to get advice or

schedule an evaluation.

Give us a call at 9375 3900, visit our

contact us page, or email us directly at

admin@morleyphysio.com.au.