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Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow
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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Please watch this video animation to help you understand this condition which affects not only sports people but people who for example, perform a repetitive movement at work. Fortunately this condition, where the membrane attaching the muscles to the inner (medial) side of the elbow gets repeatedly stressed and becomes inflamed (periostitis) does respond to conservative treatment including support devices to give the muscles and soft tissues a rest where they attach to medial epicondyle (the inner elbow)

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Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Watch this video to understand more about this common condition.

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Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow

Pain in the elbow is often due to two main conditions – tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

Tennis elbow causes pain and tenderness around the outside of the elbow joint, whereas golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint.

Tennis elbow is more common than golfers elbow and both are injuries from repetitive overuse or wear and tear from any hobby, sport or activity not just tennis or golf as the name implies. Sometimes a single injury such as a sudden unexpected tug on the forearm can cause the symptoms.

Once the pain starts, your normal activities and habits can maintain the problem.

Pre-existing problems with your neck, wrist or shoulder, that might not be painful in themselves, can make it more likely for you to suffer with tennis or golfers elbow. Most cases ease naturally eventually but many people seek treatment and advice from an osteopath.

How can an osteopath help with Tennis elbow and Golfers elbow?

  • We can use a variety of different massage and manipulation techniques to try to ease your symptoms, get to the cause of the problem and get you back to your normal life style. We may gently manipulate the elbow, wrist, neck and upper back joints.
  • We may offer you advice on which activities and movements to avoid, advice on specific exercise and advice an appropriate elbow brace support or sports strapping.
  • We may suggest you see your GP for advice about pain medication or anti-inflammatories or refer you to them for further investigations.

Useful links

Arthritis Research UK

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