The key to successfully treating Tennis Elbow & keeping elbow pain at bay is providing a multi faceted approach.
“Tennis elbow” (or Lateral Epicondylitis or Common Extensor Origin Tendinosis) is the name given to a condition where the tendons on the outside of the elbow become swollen and sore. Tennis elbow most commonly effects those between 30-60 years of age. And is usually due to overuse of the tendons which extend your wrist. The overuse occurs where, over time, and with repetitive use, micro tears appear in the tendon. These micro tears attract some bleeding into the tendon and this leads to swelling in the tendon and soreness. Tennis elbow can also result from a sudden injury to the elbow; usually work or sporting injury.
Symptoms will often occur following increased use of these muscles (& tendons). You will find it sore to grip objects firmly, especially with the elbow straight and palm facing the ground (as in reaching and gripping to pull out the weeds). But can occur to younger people from an injury to the tendon which is an acute episode which will recover quicker. Our approach to managing tennis elbow is multi faceted. We help clients understand; - what is tennis elbow? - what caused my tennis elbow? - how can I decrease my tennis elbow pain? - how can I stop my tennis elbow coming back?
We know that Tennis Elbow can persist. At AHHOT we use our role to support you to get on with the things you enjoy, whilst protecting your healing elbow muscles and tendons during this time.