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Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow are painful conditions that are regularly treated in physiotherapy and sports injury clinics. They produce symptoms of elbow pain, elbow weakness and an inability to grip and hold objects. Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow are usually due to overuse during sports and gripping activities, such as using a screwdriver or paint brush. Physiotherapy treatment and advice can dramatically reduce the painful symptoms of both Tennis and Golfers Elbow.

This treatment of Tennis Elbow or ‘Lateral Epicondylitis’ can provide elbow pain relief and improved elbow function. In most cases of Tennis Elbow the key to recovering is the completion of a progressive eccentric strengthening of the Extensor muscle of the forearm and wrist under the supervision of a physiotherapist. An example home exercises programme for Tennis Elbow featuring eccentric strengthening for the Extensor muscles can be found in the content section at the bottom of this page.

Condition Common Signs & Symptoms
Pain Swelling Stiffness Weakness Instability Locking
Elbow Arthritis
(Osteoarthritis of the Elbow)
Golfer's Elbow
(Medial Epicondylitis)
Proximal Humeral Fracture
(Broken Upper Arm)
Tennis Elbow
(Lateral Epicondylitis)

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