Have you ever had pain along the outside of your elbow and forearm that tends to come on with work, sport, or everyday tasks? You may be interested in learning a bit more about tennis elbow (lateral epicondylagia if we want to get real technical).
What is tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow is usually related to an overuse of the common extensors that run down the back of your forearm.
This can happen acutely (with one large force), or through overuse (lots of small/ moderate forces), where the forearm extensors aren’t given the proper time or circumstances to recover. Because of the overuse, the tissue no longer has the capacity to handle the same loads it once did, making simpler everyday tasks painful as well. This can then lead to guarding, disuse, and delayed/ prolonged recovery.
How can I manage it?
Along with the proper advice and exercise prescription from a Physiotherapist, a simple tennis elbow strap that can be found at our clinic or on our website here, can provide a great deal of relief during activity or everyday tasks while the forearm extensors are still recovering. The brace alone will not solve the problem, but can be a great adjunct alongside other means of treatment.
If you’re wondering whether a tennis elbow strap may benefit you, or if you have further questions, don’t hesitate to come by the clinic or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.