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Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow Pain

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When it comes to tennis elbow treatment (lateral epicondylitis), our dedicated physiotherapists at Specific Physiotherapy have you covered.

We specialise in diagnosing and effectively treating tennis elbow, utilising personalised exercises for forearm muscles and wrist extensor muscles.

Through our comprehensive physiotherapy approach, our experienced physiotherapists not only diagnose tennis elbow accurately but also provide expert guidance to treat tennis elbow, alleviating the discomfort associated with this condition.

 

Trust our skilled physical therapist to help you regain strength and function, making physiotherapy an integral part of your journey to recovery.

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Get Expert Physio Tennis Elbow Treatment Today

If you're suffering from the persistent pain of tennis elbow, our dedicated physiotherapy team is here to provide specialised care and expert treatment.

At Specific Physiotherapy, we understand the debilitating nature of tennis elbow and its impact on your daily life.

Our experienced physical therapists excel in diagnosing and effectively treating tennis elbow through tailored exercise programs that focus on strengthening the affected muscles and reducing inflammation.

We go beyond traditional treatments, offering options like massage and dry needling to complement physiotherapy and enhance your recovery.

Don't let the symptoms of tennis elbow hold you back any longer.

Visit our clinic today and let us help you reduce pain, restore function, and regain your quality of life through our comprehensive physiotherapy approach.

What is Tennis Elbow?

 

Tennis elbow is a condition we frequently encounter at Specific Physiotherapy.

It doesn't just affect tennis players; anyone engaged in repetitive movements involving wrist extension, like typing or lifting light weights, can experience it.

Patients often describe feeling pain on the outer part of the elbow when the wrist bends upwards.

Our physiotherapists are experts at diagnosing tennis elbow and providing effective solutions.

We emphasise the importance of keeping the shoulders relaxed and educating our patients on specific exercises for this elbow condition.

These exercises are designed to strengthen the affected forearm muscle and alleviate the inflammation caused by repetitive movements.

Understanding the mechanics of your elbow and wrist can make a significant difference in managing this condition, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.

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Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow often manifests with a set of typical symptoms that gradually worsen over time.

These symptoms typically include pain on the outer part of the elbow, especially when performing repetitive motions like wrist turns, elbow bending, or other activities that strain the forearm muscles and tendons.

It's not limited to tennis players; workplace injuries or any repetitive movement can trigger these symptoms.

If you consistently feel pain in your elbow, particularly during activities involving your arm and wrist, it's essential to seek evaluation and treatment to address the underlying issues associated with Tennis Elbow.

How We Treat Tennis Elbow Pain

At Specific Physiotherapy, our approach to treat tennis elbow is centred around relieving pain and facilitating the healing process.

 

Our expert team employs a combination of therapies, including massage and dry needling, to target the affected tendon and reduce inflammation.

Our tailored exercise program incorporates techniques like towel twists and progressive exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm, wrist, and elbow. We focus on slowly bending and extending the elbow to restore movement while minimising discomfort.

 

To further aid in recovery, we may recommend the use of an ice pack to soothe damaged tissue and reduce inflammation.

 

Our holistic approach aims to provide comprehensive care for tennis elbow, promoting not just relief but also long-term improvement in function and comfort.

What are the best exercises for Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

 

When it comes to managing the discomfort of lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as tennis elbow, it's crucial to identify the most effective exercises to strengthen the affected muscles and tendons.

One highly recommended exercise involves using a rolled-up towel or similar object. Begin with your arm extended, palm facing downward, and slowly bend your elbow while maintaining your palm facing downward orientation.

Gradually lift your arm upward, gently extending your wrist with your palm facing down, and then proceed to bend your wrist downwards. This exercise involves moving your wrist upwards and downwards in opposite directions, targeting the forearm muscle and tendons around the injured area.

Incorporating this exercise into your routine can be instrumental in managing tennis elbow effectively. If you experience any pain during the exercise, consult a healthcare professional for tailored guidance in addressing your lateral epicondylitis.

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How do you heal tennis elbow fast?

 

To expedite the healing process of tennis elbow, a combination of strategies can be effective. Consulting with a physical or occupational therapist who specialises in treating tennis elbow is a smart move.

They can provide exercises that focus on wrist extension and wrist flexion while helping you understand the mechanics of the condition. A common exercise involves holding a tennis ball and squeezing it repeatedly to strengthen the forearm muscle.

 

Additionally, modifying activities that contribute to overuse injury, like repetitive wrist extension or elbow bend motions, can help prevent tennis elbow from worsening.

There are other treatments such as corticosteroid injections may be recommended by a healthcare professional to relieve pain and inflammation in the affected area.

We strengthen muscles and the injured tendon

At our clinic, we prioritise long-term outcomes for patients with conditions like Tennis Elbow. Our tailored physical therapy approach involves exercises that don't require specialised equipment or heavy weights.

Simple yet effective exercises, like wrist curls with a light weight or resistance band, help strengthen the forearm muscle and the injured tendon.

By gradually increasing resistance and incorporating progressive exercises, we can reduce stress on the affected area.

We also focus on the importance of proper form, ensuring the wrist is at a right angle during exercises to target the specific muscles.

Additionally, if necessary, our physical therapy professionals may discuss options like steroid injections to manage inflammation and alleviate pain.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive program that helps you regain strength and function in the affected arm, ensuring a successful and lasting recovery.

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Should you massage tennis elbow?

 

A hot compress or cold compress can help to reduce inflammation, as can nonsteroidal antibiotics (such as ibuprofen).

 

Deep muscle massage on the forearm can relieve tennis elbow much more effectively than simply resting.

Our physical therapist provides expert massage therapy for elbow pain to reduce inflamed structures and restore movement to the lower arm.

Our massage technique is reverse direction cross fibre friction massage to the arm muscles.

Our other treatments include dry needling, cupping and progressive exercise for the upper arm and lower arm.

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Can I lift weights with pain?

 

Repetitive exercises such as lifting — if you do a lot of repetition it can cause pain. When performing tennis elbow activity try not to use multiple repeats unless it' s possible to avoid.

Does this pain ever go away?

 

Elbow discomfort can improve even with a single treatment. Most people (90%) recover from elbow tennis in a single year. If you hurt an arm you should get rest before you start a new activity.
 

Can this pain heal on its own?

Tennis elbow can be treated in a non-clinical manner, and can improve. This pain generally lasts six months and two years, and most individuals recover fully within an hour.

If you have a broken arm you need a resting position and stop doing certain activities that cause it.

More questions? Contact Us Today

 

Do you have more questions or need assistance with your physiotherapy inquiries? Feel free to get in touch with our team at Specific Physiotherapy today.

Our committed team is here to support you and provide the information you require. You can reach us directly at 0490 021 474 or via email at info@specificphysiotherapy.com.

We eagerly anticipate your contact.

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