Cambridge Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis Clinics
Our cambridge tennis elbow / lateral epicondylitis clinics located in central Cambridge and Waterbeach. Our osteopath uses osteopathy and prescriptive exercise to treat and manage this condition. Treatment is conservative, uninvasive and delivered in the least painful manner.
Treatment is aimed at strengthen the muscles of the forearm: (pronator quadratus, pronator teres, and supinator muscle)—the upper arm: (biceps, triceps)—and the shoulder (deltoid muscle) and upper back (trapezius). Increased muscular strength increases stability of joints such as the elbow.
What is Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis?
A condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender at the lateral epicondyle. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from repetitive overuse. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Any activity, including playing tennis, that involves repetitive use of the extensor muscles of the forearm can cause acute or chronic tendonitis of the tendinous insertion of these muscles at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow
It can be caused by trauma such as direct blows to the epicondyle, a sudden forceful pull, or forceful extension cause more than half of these injuries. Repeatedly mis-hitting a tennis ball in the early stages of learning the sport causes shock to the elbow joint and may contribute to contracting the condition.
What Causes Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis?
Tennis elbow is a type of repetitive strain injury resulting from tendon overuse and failed healing of the tendon. In addition, the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle plays a key role.
In some cases you may need to be referred to you GP for corticosteroid injections which may be effective in the short term
How Can We Help?
If the pain has a musculoskeletal origin or cause, then we can provide manual therapy treatment to help reduce the pain severity and improve joint mobility.
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