I’m not a tennis player…!
Lateral Epicondylitis is often called tennis elbow, but you can develop this condition in many other ways than just playing tennis! In fact it is a condition that develops as a result of over-use and so could be classified as a Repetitive Strain injury (see page on RSI).
This condition can arise as a result of moving or using your arm and body in a stressful and inefficient way, and it will be important to identify and improve your body movement with Eastern Body Movement Classes.
The other therapies we will use here at Thrive include Tui Na massage and acupuncture.
I am a tennis player…how do I get back on the court?
This condition develops quite slowly, so you should come for treatment as soon as you start feeling pain, loss of grip strength or a burning sensation on the outside of your elbow and forearm.
Tui Na massage is excellent at treating this condition and treatment is focused on the exact points that are causing pain as well as the tissues below and above the elbow.
Stretches and strengthening exercises will be given to you to perform and it would be advisable to get some professional tennis guidance on how you are hitting the ball (particularly on ground strokes) as poor technique will be a contributing factor.