Now that the Australian Open for 2018 has come to an end, we thought we would chat about the very common issue of Tennis Elbow in this week’s blog.
Not Just for Tennis Players
Don’t be fooled by the name of this condition, because a lot of the time, playing tennis is rarely the contributing factor to developing this pain. It’s also not always caused by heavy, manual work. Did you know that just about anyone can get tennis elbow, no matter what work they do?
What’s Tennis Elbow All About?
As the elbow is one of the most active joints in the body, it’s constantly working, day-in and day-out, for even for the smallest of tasks with your arms. However, it is sometimes these finer, lighter movements every day, for years and years that can eventuate into tennis elbow.
It can actually be the repetition of such light work that can cause substantial strain on this joint. In terms of light work, we’re talking about things like:
– Typing on your computer
– Fine, intricate assembly work
– Food preparation
Each of these everyday tasks are examples of how discomfort can arise and how nerves can become trapped or altered. Not to mention, how a whole host of repetitive strain injuries can arise. It’s important to remember that you may also suffer with elbow pain as the result of an event, such as a fall or from degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Why Is Tennis Elbow a Tricky Condition?
We see patients often dealing with their Tennis Elbow for many months undiagnosed. This is because it’s generally a low-grade, irritating and annoying pain at first that gradually gets worse overtime. Because of this, many people ignore the pain and put up with it. This only makes matters worse!
What Fixes Tennis Elbow?
While physiotherapy is a highly effective way to relieve elbow pain, it can be hard to completely avoid triggers. Because of this, long-term management is vital. Here’s an idea of how physiotherapy and your local physiotherapist can treat and manage painful elbows:
- Early physiotherapy can relieve elbow pain
- Strapping to support the joint and ligaments
- Education on how to manage your condition: such as tips on rest breaks, stretching and appropriate gripping technique.
Over the years, our experienced and highly qualified team have treated many elbows successfully, with fantastic outcomes for our patients. Many have now resumed to a happier, less painful everyday life without elbow pain hindering their every move.
Get On Top Of Your Pain Today With Progressive
You can be confident our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will get to the source of your elbow pain, recommend the best treatment options and help you find relief. Contact Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 47217798 or email: email@example.com. Alternatively, you can make an online appointment booking by clicking here.