Elbows are commonly prone to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as ‘tennis elbow’ or golfers elbow’ – especially if you spend many hours typing, whether using a keyboard, tablet or phone.
It can also affect manual workers, musicians and sports people – as the names ‘tennis elbow’ and ‘golfers elbow’ imply.
Both conditions involve a chronically tight and overused group of muscles in the forearm. In Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, they are the wrist extensors; In Golfers Elbow, or Medial Epicondylitis, they are the wrist flexors.
The constant tug of those muscles on their point of origin near the elbow, where they attach to the bone, results in ongoing inflammation and pain which are difficult to get under control.
We may also help patients as part of their rehabilitation process after a sporting injury, strain or fracture in the arm or shoulder. Our aim is to avoid stiffness developing following immobility in the shoulder, elbow or wrist, by ensuring movement and good circulation throughout the recovery period.
We will also guide patients through the strength and rehabilitation process following a break or strain, to regain their muscle strength and function as quickly as possible post injury.