BetterLife Physio

Elbow Joint Conditions

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Bicep and Tricep Tears
  • Elbow Dislocation/Subluxation
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Tommy John (UCL)
  • Post-Operative Elbow Rehabilitation

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

Tennis elbow, which is also called lateral epicondylitis, occurs due to repetitive tasks with hands or elbows with poor muscular support. It leads to severe tenderness that will be present around the outside of the elbow. This can cause pain with pinching, holding or lifting objects.

Golfer’s elbow, which is also called medial epicondylitis, is similar to tennis elbow except that it is on the inside area of the elbow. With referred pain alongside the arm or up towards the shoulder.

Nerve Injuries

Injuries can happen to many nerves which are located along the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. Symptoms vary from numbness, tingling to loss of sensation. A thorough assessment could determine where the nerve is pinched, it could be at the level of the neck/ or elbow or wrist .Our Physiotherapy approach is focusing on removing pressure from around the nerve by restoring joint movement , improving circulation and range of motion.

Physiotherapy Management
By identifying the root cause of your pain, our physiotherapy approach can help in controlling elbow pain. The goals are to improve your range of motion, reduce your pain, soothe sore muscles, restore normal joint movement and return your strength. Hands-on physiotherapy helps to restore normal joint movement, break up any scar adhesions in the tissue and enhance circulation to the area to promote healing. Modalities such as ultrasound, heat and ice can assist with reducing swelling quickly in the irritated tendons. In addition, we provide you with relevant knowledge regarding proper posture/correction and educate you on techniques and exercises to prevent future injury.