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Elbow Pain

Are you experiencing pain any of the following?

  • Pain in your elbow
  • Stiff elbow or inability to straighten your elbow
  • Difficulty gripping things
  • Difficulty lifting objects
  • Difficulty turning door handles

We can help! Elbow injuries can affect anyone but are more common in tennis players, golfers, baseball pitchers, boxers and manual labourers.

Common conditions we treat include

  • Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondyalgia)
  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylagia)
  • Elbow fracture
  • Pre and post elbow surgery rehabilitation
  • Student’s elbow (Olecranon bursitis)
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow ligament sprains

Causes

Acute elbow injuries can result from a fall or from contact sports such as football and rugby.

Overuse injuries (eg. repetitive gripping or lifting) are the most common cause of elbow injuries. They can also result from a sudden increase in the use of the hand, wrist or arm.

It is important to seek physiotherapy advice and treatment for Tennis Elbow as soon as possible, as it will often worsen if left untreated. Research shows that if the condition is untreated it can lead to further problems such as sensitisation of the Radial Nerve (which originates in the neck and runs down the arm), ultimately creating a longer recovery time.

Your physiotherapist at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will carry out a thorough assessment to establish an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your elbow pain.

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Treatment

Once a diagnosis is established, we will provide you with the correct advice, education and hands on treatment to assist you in your treatment of your shoulder pain.

We offer a range of treatment options depending on your particular complaint and goals, consisting of:

  • Postural improvements or re-training
  • Muscle/soft tissue therapy – Trigger point release, myofascial release, massage
  • Dry needling/Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Neural glides
  • Taping
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Shoulder motor control re-training
  • Rehabilitation, strengthening and education programs
  • Pilates