Tennis elbow is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive use of the forearm, arm, and hand muscles. It is named the tennis elbow because of its high occurrence among tennis players. However, it can affect any occupation that requires extensive use of the forearm muscles, such as using computers for long hours, working in assembly line, playing a musical instrument, or gardening.
Characteristic symptoms of tennis elbow include:
Physiotherapists play an important role in the prevention and management of tennis elbow. They can recommend your muscle conditioning and strengthening exercises, lowering your risk of developing the condition. In addition to this, using manual therapy, such as massage and manipulation, they can offer you relief from the pain and improve the mobility and strength of the affected arm. Acupuncture & massage therapy are also effective treatments for Tennis elbow.
To minimize the pain & prevent further injuries while the patient is in active treatment, a physiotherapist may suggest wearing a Tennis elbow brace with activities such as computer or lifting weights.
The focus of a successful physiotherapy treatment will be on stretching the forearm muscles and strengthening not only the forearm muscles but shoulder and postural muscles.
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At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.
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