Conditions We Treat - Elbow

Elbow Injury and Pain

What is Elbow Injury and Pain?

Elbow injuries are often caused by overuse syndromes, falls, and sporting accidents. This can be detrimental because the elbow is used to perform several functions, such as the movement of the forearms and everyday tasks. Although most elbow pain conditions are not debilitating, chronic elbow pain can hinder an individual’s actions and reduce overall performance. Elbow pain is often characterised as being dull, sharp, or aching pain around the elbow region. 

What causes Elbow Injury and Pain?

Causes of Elbow Injury and Pain include:

  • Elbow fractures and stress fractures
  • Elbow Joint Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Throwing injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trapped Nerves
  • Dislocated elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow

How can Elbow Injury and Pain be managed?

  • Treatments for Elbow Injury and Pain:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Manual therapy including soft tissue release, pain management, and rehabilitation
    • Active Release Therapy and IASTM
    • Dry Needling
    • Acupuncture
    • Ultrasound therapy
    • Laser Therapy
    • Interferential Current (IFC) & TENS
    • Chiropractic therapy
    • Osteopathy
    • Massage therapy

Golfer’s Elbow

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a condition that impacts the tendons that join the elbow and forearms together resulting in pain and inflammation. It is most commonly caused by the overuse of muscles in the forearm that controls fine motor actions. These fine motor actions include flexing, gripping, grabbing, or swinging the elbow. During these actions, micro tears are created within the tendon on the inside of the elbow. Golfers often suffer from this condition although others who participate in repetitive forearm, wrist, or hand motions have higher risks for developing Golfer’s elbow as well. 

What causes Golfer’s Elbow?

Causes of Golfer’s Elbow:

  • Overuse of muscles pertaining to the elbow
  • Various fine motor activities resulting in micro tears

What does Golfer’s Elbow feel like?

Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow:

  • Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow
  • Stiffness in the elbow
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists
  • Numbness

How can Golfer’s Elbow be managed?

Treatments for Golfer’s Elbow:

  • ART and IASTM
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Interferential Current
  • TENS
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is caused by continuous use of the forearm, arm, and hand muscles. It often occurs in tennis players, where the arm and hands are used frequently to swing the racquet. However, it still can affect anyone that has spent long and extensive use of the forearm muscles.

What causes Tennis Elbow?

  • Causes of Tennis Elbow:

    • Extensive use of forearm muscles
    • Repeated movements involving the elbow

What does Tennis Elbow feel like?

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow:

  • Pain when bending, extending, or lifting the arm
  • Pain when gripping small objects
  • Pain when the forearm is twisted
  • Tenderness on the lateral side of elbow

 

How can Tennis Elbow be managed?

Treatments for Tennis Elbow:

  • Massage therapy
  • TENS
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Interferential current
  • ART
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy