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Can Physio Help Relieve a Tennis Elbow?

Thu 03 Oct 2019

When living with constant aches and pains you may be asking yourself, will this pain ever go away? Especially when the pain is somewhere non-serious, such as your arm. 

One of the most common causes for pain in the arm comes down to Tennis Elbow which is medically known as lateral epicondylitis. 

Lateral epicondylitis occurs with overactive use of the arm, tendons and tissue surrounding the elbow become inflamed which results in pain in the forearm and wrist. The pain is described as a dull ache and can be noticed when doing motions such as reaching and grasping. 

Rest is ultimately the best cure for any epicondylitis condition, however as many sufferers of the condition are labour active workers, rest is not always an option. Taking mild pain relievers can act as quick short term relief, although many people overlook the pain from Tennis Elbow as it can be difficult to identify and carry on with their day to day activities, however, ignoring this pain and repeatedly putting a strain on an already inflamed area will result in a chronic condition. 


How physio will ease the pain?

A simple consultation with a physiotherapist can be beneficial as physiotherapists can provide a variety of treatments, understand your conditions and teach you stretches and massages that can help with long term pain relief. When visiting your local physical therapist, they can create a customised therapy program that will help your body function as it should. Following the treatments curated by a physical therapist will result in a recovery time of 2-6 weeks. In some cases, an Epicondylitis clasp (specialised bandage) may be needed alongside treatment to alleviate the pain.


What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a course of treatments targeted to help those suffering from pain and sometimes immobilisation from illness or injury. Physio can benefit people of all ages who typically suffer from muscular-skeletal conditions. Physiotherapy is known to improve quality of life and can be beneficial to many conditions including:


  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Leg Pain



To ensure full recovery patients should seek help upon the first signs of pain to avoid any risk of long term damage. 


Visit our clinic in Coventry, we have a variety of treatments provided by qualified therapists that can help ease and cure long term pain.


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