Are you suffering from Elbow Pain?
Tennis elbow is the most common injury to the elbow joint and is mostly due to overuse of the forearm muscles – however it is rarely caused by playing tennis! Patients with tennis elbow report tenderness around the outside of the elbow and have pain and weakness when gripping objects. The pain is due to inflammation of the tendons at the insertion point on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle) and often is chronic in nature.
Golfers elbow is not as common as tennis elbow and presents with tenderness on the inside of the elbow. There is also some difficulty with grip but not as pronounced as with tennis elbow. Elbow pain may be caused by the repetitive motion of playing tennis or golf, but more often are caused by other types of daily repetitive motions at work, such as computer work – typing, mouse work, hammering nails or lifting children.
Common Elbow & Wrist Complaints that Present to Our Team Are:
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Arthritic Pain, Joint Stiffness & Swelling
- Olecranon Bursitis
- Referred Pain from the Neck