Telephone: 01788 560646
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk
69 Albert Street, Rugby,
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TENNIS ELBOW- IT’S NOT JUST FOR TENNIS PLAYERS!

Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 8:05pm
TENNIS ELBOW- IT’S NOT JUST FOR TENNIS PLAYERS!

WHO CAN GET TENNIS ELBOW?

Tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, is one of the most common elbow problems seen in our clinic. However, despite the name, approximately only 5% of cases of the condition are related to tennis players. Those of us who continually do repetitive movements in our day-to-day, either at work or at home can develop tennis elbow. A classic example of this is an electrician, who repetitively rotates his arm and wrist when using a screwdriver. Additionally, tennis elbow may also develop from a trauma, such as, knocking your elbow.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ELBOW?

The tendon attachment of the extensor muscles (muscles located in the forearm) can become inflamed and irritated. Stresses and strains through the tendon can cause microtears of the structure where it is attached onto the bone. The associated forearm muscles become tight and irritated in response to this process. This can produce significant pain on the outside of the elbow and/or the forearm. Daily tasks, such as, lifting and carrying can become increasingly difficult.

HOW CAN AN OSTEOPATH HELP?

Osteopaths may use a variety of manipulative and massage-related techniques to help to ease tennis elbow symptoms. We can also offer advice on home exercises and an ice regime to do at home alongside manual treatment. Additionally, we can advise you on particular activities to avoid during recovery and provide recommendations on strapping/elbow supports if required.

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These methods can help you to return to normal functioning and the daily physical activities that you enjoy. 
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If you require more information please contact us - we are happy to help!

 

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk
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