Tennis elbow, clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is pain on around the inside of the elbow. It is similar to tennis elbow. These conditions often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.
You may notice pain:
- when lifting or bending your arm
- when gripping small objects, such as a pen
- when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar
- you may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm.
What causes tennis/Golfers elbow?
If the muscles and tendons are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral/medial epicondyle) on the outside/inside of your elbow. This is a common injury which prevents you from just being yourself and being able to do those day to day tasks or play the sport you love without the pain and discomfort of your elbow ‘flaring up’.
PhysioTouch is regularly used for the treatment of Tennis/Golfers Elbow. The negative pressure lifts the skin in a pain free manner which reduces swelling and encourages the healing process. We treat the full limb (not just the elbow) to ensure you get a thorough, quality treatment and we can help prevent injury re-occurrence.
- Open lymphatics to remove swelling and waste material
- Release tight tissue which is irritating nerves
- Release connective tissue to improve pain free movement
- Get back to playing sport more quickly!
5 x 30min sessions