What is tennis elbow?
Clinically, tennis elbow is referred to as extensor tendinopathy or tendinosis. It is a chronic tendon injury that causes pain on the outside of the elbow. The tendon involved at the elbow is actually responsible for movements that extend the wrist and fingers. This tendon can become aggravated due to repetitive movements, weak muscles, or poor technique.
- Pain with gripping or lifting
- Weakness with gripping or lifting
- Pain with resisted wrist/finger extension
- Pain with passive wrist flexion (stretching the muscles)
Tennis elbow typically responds very well to therapeutic treatment. Book a physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy appointment with one of our skilled clinicians to help you through the recovery process.
Some of the treatment techniques that may be beneficial include: