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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be a cause of doing repetitive and excessive forearm movements.

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow

Tennis elbow

You do not have to be a tennis player to develop this condition – in fact, most people who develop it do not even play tennis! “Tennis elbow” is a term that is often used to describe pain and tenderness of the outer region of the elbow. In this condition, chronic degenerative changes of the tendons of the wrist and forearm extensor muscles (most commonly the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB)) create wrist and forearm weakness and pain.

Common causes may include repetitive and excessive wrist extension or forearm movements such as gripping tools, holding instruments or using a computer mouse.
Your musculoskeletal physiotherapist can diagnose the cause of your injury and provide you with treatment that addresses any biomechanical or technique contributing factors. Treatment may involve mobilisation of the elbow joint, taping or bracing and most importantly a strength and tendinopathy retraining program.

Golfer’s elbow

“Golfer’s elbow” is a term that is often used to describe pain and tenderness of the inner region of the elbow. In this condition, chronic degenerative changes of the tendons of the wrist and forearm flexor muscles create wrist and forearm weakness and pain.

You do not have to be a golfer to develop this condition – in fact, most people who develop it do not even play golf!

Common causes may include repetitive and excessive wrist flexion or forearm movements such as turning tools and holding heavy bags (like the groceries!).

Your musculoskeletal physiotherapist can diagnose the cause of your injury and provide you with treatment that addresses any biomechanical or technique contributing factors. Treatment may involve mobilisation of the elbow joint, taping or bracing and most importantly a strength and tendinopathy retraining program.

Practitioners

Dr Kathy Yu M.B.B.S.

Sports Doctor

Stacey Kipouridis APAM

Physiotherapist

Maddie Hicks APAM

Physiotherapist

Catherine Etty-Leal APAM

Titled Physiotherapist

Andrew Pilcher APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Annie Strauch APAM

Titled Physiotherapist