Tips To Avoid Tennis Elbow

Lateral elbow pain is very common today with repetitive movements so prolific in many of our jobs and daily activities. People often underestimate it as an annoying pain at first, but it can be very frustrating and debilitating for some.

Here are some handy tips:

1.  Train yourself to be more ambidextrous. The more evenly you can use both hands for daily activities the more load you can distribute and not load up one arm.

2.  Avoid repetitive tasks or if that’s impossible, have breaks. Be especially careful with repetitive tasks that you are not used to doing as this can overload the tendon near your elbow.

3.  Improve your forearm strength. More muscle strength in your forearms mean they can handle more stress from activities which is protective against tennis elbow. Gradual, progressive strengthening is important.

From our clinical experience and from the research people will improve much faster once they start having Physio treatment if they get started on treatment as soon as possible.

Physio treatment will decrease pain and importantly remodel the underlying cause of your pain for a great long term outcome. It is of course different for individual cases but your physio treatment will consist of a combination of different treatments such as: SCENAR therapy, dry needling / acupuncture, massage, joint mobilisations, specific exercises and activity modification.

If you have any questions or know anyone suffering with tennis elbow give us a call now!