What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is a condition that involves inflammation of the tendons attached to the outer side of the elbow and the extensor muscles, located on the top of the forearm.
What Causes It?
Tennis elbow is generally cause by over-use and/or repetitive actions. Although called ‘Tennis Elbow’, some of the many activities that commonly contribute to the condition include computer work, riding and driving, hobbies, crafts, sports and the use of devices and smart phones.
Some of the typical symptoms of tennis elbow are:
- Tenderness and aching on the outside of the elbow
- Restricted movement of the elbow joint
- Pain in the forearm muscles
- Pain when grasping or holding things
What Treatment Options Are Available?
At Melbourne Natural Therapies, our qualified and experienced remedial massage therapists utilise a range of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping and thermal therapies to reduce both the symptoms and the chance of it reoccurring.
Some of the many benefits of remedial massage include:
- Increased blood supply to assist healing
- Reduced inflammation
- Helps prevention further injury
- Decreases recovery time
- Increases range of motion and functionality
Along with physical treatment many people will need to also adjust their daily activities and add some stretches and exercises to their daily regime to completely resolve it. 2 great stretches to start with are:
The triceps are what we call the muscles that run down the back of your arm. If you experience pain in that region, have elbow pain or difficulty fully extending your arms, have restrictions…
Forearm Flexor & Extensor Stretches
Forearm stretches are really important for anyone doing repetitive work, especially desk workers and people with tendonitis and other repetitive strain injuries…
If you are experiencing Tennis Elbow symptoms and would like to incorporate remedial massage or myotherapy into your recovery program, give us a call or book online.
Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies
Remedial Massage Melbourne
03 9645 9923