Tennis Elbow/ Golfers Elbow
Tennis elbow is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain. This condition is typically caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow.
Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the Lateral Epicondyle of the elbow. It affects approximately 1-3% of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. A Physiotherapist can help reduce the pain of tennis elbow by providing stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles and tendon around the injured elbow. Overall, approximately 90-95% of people with tennis elbow will improve and recover by following the treatment plan given by the Physiotherapist.