What is Tennis Elbow?
It refers to an irritation of the tissue connecting the forearm muscle to the elbow.
Can physiotherapy help people with tennis elbow?
Yes. Physiotherapy is effective in the treatment of tennis elbow. A Physiotherapist will carry out a comprehensive examination and ascertain the diagnosis, as well as, provide corresponding treatment.
What are the causes of tennis elbow?
It is caused by repetitive movements common in the following:
People who play sports such as tennis, racquetball, squash
Activities such as fencing and weight lifting
Jobs such as carpentry, typing, painting, raking and knitting
Excessive gripping and wringing activities
What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?
Pain felt on the outside of the elbow, particularly when making wrist movements or gripping objects
Pain is present with activity and absent with rest
Pain may be constant, lasting longer and occurring with small movements as the condition progresses
Stiffness in the elbow and forearm
Numbness and pins and needles
Simple tasks such as lifting a cup can become painful when the condition progresses
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