Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by a number of things. Please find information below on some of them.

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

The lateral epicondyle is the outside part of the elbow where the forearm muscles tendons attach. These tendons can sometimes get irritated, by repeated wrist extension, which can lead to pain, tenderness and weakness of grip. This is common in patients who suddenly increase activity and load on the elbow, like taking up tennis for the first time or a plumber becoming a lot busier at work. Conservative treatment such as massage, acupuncture, ultrasound and mobilisation help improve symptoms. Purchasing a elbow strap is highly recommended to compress the area and relieve symptoms.

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

This is the same mechanism as tennis elbow but it's the inside of the elbow that becomes irritated. This normally occurred when there is an increased load or repetitive wrist flexion. Treatment is the same as above.