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Tennis elbow

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow.

It is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. It often occurs after overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint. You may notice pain:

  • on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the elbow
  • when lifting or bending your arm
  • when gripping small objects, such as a pen
  • when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jam jar

You may also find it difficult to fully straighten your forearm.

How do we treat tennis elbow at the Mansfield Clinic?

Dr Allfree may use osteopathy techniques such as massage and manipulation, to relieve pain and stiffness, and encourage blood flow to your arm. He will also show you some exercises to keep your arm mobile and strengthen your forearm muscles.

You may also be advised to use a simple tennis elbow brace for the short term.

If your tennis elbow does not settle down, Dr Allfree may suggest using other more specialised techniques, including steroid injections, autologous blood injections, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.

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