Elbows are commonly prone to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) – especially if you spend many hours typing (whether using a keyboard, a tablet or a smart phone). It can also affect manual workers, musicians and sports people – as the names ‘Tennis Elbow’ and ‘Golfer’s Elbow’ imply.
Both conditions involve a chronically tight and overused group of muscles in the forearm (in Tennis Elbow, they are the wrist extensors and in Golfer’s Elbow they are the flexors). The constant tug of those muscles on their point of origin near the elbow, where they attach to the bone, results in chronic inflammation and pain.
We may also help patients as part of their rehabilitation process after a fracture in the arm or shoulder, and our aim is to avoid stiffness developing due to immobility in the shoulder and neighbouring joints, and to ensure movement and good circulation are maintained throughout the recovery period.
We may also help patients as part of their rehabilitation process after a fracture or a sporting injury.