Despite their names, tennis and golfer’s elbow are conditions that can affect anybody, not just those who have a sports injury. Osteopathy can help reduce inflammation of tendons attaching to the elbow, reducing pain and increasing range of motion in the joint. Tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of your elbow, and golfers elbow affects the tendons on the inside of your elbow.
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What symptoms might you be experiencing?
Tennis and golfer’s elbow can cause the following symptoms:
- Pain located in your elbow that might also radiate down into your forearm
- A feeling of weakness in the hand and wrist
- A tingling sensation going into the hands
- Pain when trying to grip or twist, e.g. when opening a jar
Elbow pain could relate to other conditions too. It’s very important you get the correct diagnosis after having a physical examination with a medical professional, so you don’t cause further damage and can begin the healing process.
What can cause tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?
- Repetitive overuse of the elbow, or a strain
- Repetitive forceful movements of the elbow
- Heavy lifting
- Tennis, golf or another sport requiring repetitive/forceful motion
How can osteopathy help with tennis or golfer’s elbow?
Your osteopath will begin by arriving at a diagnosis, before moving on to find the correct treatment for tennis or golfer’s elbow.
within the tendon.
Help fresh blood
reach the joint to encourage quicker repair.
healing by keeping the joint mobile. Your osteopath can give you exercises to do at home between appointments.
Help to prevent
the problem worsening. Inflammation can lead to thickening of the tendon and possible tears within it.
Tips for dealing with elbow pain
your elbow for ten minutes each hour
muscles around the elbow
movements with your elbow to keep it mobile
These tips will help keep your elbow comfortable, but it’s very important you see a professional as soon as possible. An osteopath will be able to give you bespoke exercises, carry out various treatments, and help you effectively relieve pain. Seeing a professional helps to prevent your condition worsening, so it’s very important.
solving pain in both elbows
A patient came in with pain in both elbows, which was worse on his left side. He was a plumber, so often moved his arms into awkward positions, lifting heavy objects and using tools that put a lot of pressure through his elbows.
We carried out some treatments involving massage, traction, and muscle energy techniques. Whilst the treatments improved his pain levels, he always felt quite sore by the evening. As he was self-employed, he couldn’t take time off work to rest his elbows, so we gave the patient daily exercises to do around three times a day. This helped him to keep on top of his symptoms and improved his pain on a daily basis. Consequently, he had more pain free days than he did before.
How else can we help?
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.
We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.
Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.
Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.
Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.
Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Osteopathy can help the body to repair sports injuries quicker and prevent them happening again, getting you back to your training.
Aches and pains during pregnancy
Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.