Tennis Elbow

Treatment to help with Tennis Elbow in Loughborough & Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Lateral epicondylitis can at times feel extremely debilitating. Repetitive movements of the arm or bending of the elbow with load can almost make the arm feel like it wants to give way. In exploring potential causes for tennis elbow, it is often after a jarring of the arm or shoulder, sometimes following a fall or catching something in a bad position. My experience of restrictive elements that contribute to tennis elbow include trigger points further up the arm, such as within the tricep muscles as well as fascial restrictions in the pectorals and trapezius muscles. There can sometimes be spinal restrictions in addition which prevent normal function of the shoulder girdle, therefore creating wear across the elbow. Use of acupuncture is extremely useful in returning normal function to the shoulder and elbow and can often totally eradicate the symptoms of tennis elbow.

Tennis Elbow & Treatment

 

Medically known as Lateral Epicondylitis, Tennis elbow is a weakening of the tendons that join your forearm muscles to your bones that causes pain at the elbow. Can often be worsened by repetitive movement of the elbow such as in certain sports and even with manual jobs.

Tennis elbow is a common injury that is usually improved by rest. Inflammation will undoubtedly occur with tennis elbow and this will need to be calmed down over time.

 

Causes

 

Tennis elbow affects up to 3% of people, mostly between the ages of 30 and 50. Any activity that strains the muscles around your elbow and up the arm repeatably can cause tennis elbow.

You can get tennis elbow from playing other racquet sports, not just tennis. A direct blow to your elbow can also make the tendons become inflammed. You can also get it from jobs or activities with repetitive arm motion, such as:

  • Tree Surgeon

  • Painting and Decorating

  • Carpentry

  • Plumbing

  • Builders

  • Mechanic

Tennis Elbow treatment by JBE Sports Therapy
Tennis Elbow treatment with JBE Sports Therapy

Risk factors

 

Tennis elbow is a common condition that affects about 1-3% of the population every year (about 4 to 7 cases per 1000). You are also more at risk in the following categories.

  • Both women and men are equally affected

  • Ages between 30 and 54

  • Manual Labour jobs

  • Racquet Sports

Preventions

  • Regular stretching of the pectoral muscles can help to prevent the fascial pull across the elbow joints

  • Forearm stretches can also improve the joint mechanics

  • Treatment to aid correct shoulder movement can prevent the swelling of the tendons.

 

 

Tennis Elbow treatment by JBE Sports Therapy