Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow - Freedom Physiotherapy & Pilates
Joshua Hayter Health Tips

"Regular Health Tips From Physio Joshua Hayter..."

Use the Form Below to Get Them All Sent to You for FREE

Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow

Elbow PainWhen the tendons of the elbow (lateral epicondyle) are injured, irritated, or inflamed, it becomes a condition labelled as tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. It is a painful condition that is often felt in the area of the arm near the elbow and/or in the elbow itself.

Tennis elbow is often caused by overuse, abuse, and misuse of the forearm. Many forearm muscles are attached around the lateral epicondyle; so whenever they are exploited, they pull too much force on the elbow which makes it sore. The most common activities that can induce lateral epicondylitis includes playing tennis (especially backhands), frequent using of a screwdriver, drilling, and repeated keyboard and mouse use.

Some of the risk factors that can heighten the occurrence of tennis elbow are:

  • Age – usually those people between the ages of 30 to 50
  • Occupation – people whose work involve repetitive twisting of the wrists and arms are highly susceptible
  • Sports – especially the ones that involve the use of rackets

Symptoms of this condition may include pain and tenderness, and are usually felt on the outside of your dominant elbow and into the upper forearm. The pain is often exacerbated by wrist motions like gripping and anything which requires the use of forearm muscles.

Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

Principal Physiotherapist at Freedom Physiotherapy
Josh has worked at Freedom Physio and Pilates since 1999. His career started in 1994 in sports and spinal physiotherapy at a large multidisciplinary sports medicine centre in Melbourne. Here he obtained invaluable experience working alongside some of the best sports doctors and physios in Melbourne.

From there Joshua moved down to Geelong for 3 years at Geelong Hospital working in intensive care, surgical, respiratory and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

Latest posts by Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio (see all)

Scroll Up
Share This