Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse injury that typically causes pain at the outer aspect of the elbow. Although it can occur at any age, it is commonly seen in patients between the ages of 40 and 50.
The main cause of Tennis elbow:
Tennis Elbow sudden increase in activity or overuse of the extensor muscles of the wrist, where it worsens over time. Other causes may include muscle imbalance between the Flexors of the wrist and fingers and the extensors, causing the extensors to work harder to resist the flexors. The most common muscle involved is the “Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis,” but other muscles may be involved as well.
Sign and Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
Physiotherapy management for Tennis Elbow
At York-Med Physiotherapy, our registered physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive and detailed assessment of your elbow and the surrounding joints and structures to fully understand your tennis elbow pain and how it affects you and your life. This assessment will help your physiotherapist to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Typically, this will involve manual therapy techniques designed to settle the pain at your elbow and to get it moving to its normal level. Your treatment plan will also involve stretching and strengthening your elbow and arm to return you to your optimum level.