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Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) caused by the inflammation of the tendons and muscles in the forearm and is a form of tendonitis. It is characterised by pain or discomfort with or without swelling around the outside of the elbow (as opposed to Golfer's Elbow which is characterised by pain or discomfit on the inside of the joint).

What are the causes of Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow can occur from overusing your arm repeatedly. As the name suggests, it can be caused by playing tennis but can also be caused by a number of other activities such as:

What are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

Symptoms include pain or discomfort, redness, swelling or tenderness on the outside of the elbow joint. This can be accompanied by restriction of movement of the joint and the pain may extend from the shoulder to the wrist in some cases. Twisting movements such as opening jars can be most painful.

Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Both our Physiotherapist and Osteopath are qualified and experienced to help with Tennis Elbow. The Physiotherapist is a personal trainer and so may be preferred by Sportsmen/Women and is registered with most Private Health Insurers including BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva and Pru-Health. Please contact the Clinic for more details.

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