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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common injury that comes from repetitive overuse of the elbow. It can cause a sharp nagging at the bony point of the elbow and severe pain that radiates down towards the wrist. It is commonly induced by racquet sports such as tennis.

The pain and stiffness associated with tennis elbow can be controlled through targeted massaging and specific physiotherapy exercises. In some cases surgery may be required.

 

Tennis Elbow Causes

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common injury that comes from repetitive overuse of the elbow. It can be induced by tennis and other racquet sports but is equally as likely to be caused by everyday and specific work movements.

Tennis Elbow Symptoms

The condition can cause a sharp nagging at the bony point of the elbow and severe pain on the outside of the arm (medically known as the lateral side) that radiates down towards the wrist. Tennis elbow pain can be aggravated by the simplest of tasks such as gripping, putting on clothes, working at a keyboard, lifting and even texting.

Tennis Elbow Treatment

Physiotherapy exercises are recommended along with targeted massage to reduce the pain and stiffness while improving the range of movement in the arm. More persistent cases can be considered for lateral epicondylitis release surgery using arthroscopy to cut the inflamed tendon and remove any scar tissue or bone spurs that are contributing to the pain.

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To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team on 0207 078 3867 or elbowspecialists@hje.org.uk, the team are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Our elbow team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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