An accurate diagnosis of your elbow pain will help in the selection of the most appropriate treatment. A physiotherapist provides a thorough assessment with specific testing to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and guided treatment plan.
It is important to assess the causes of your pain in addition to the source of your pain, to ensure you return you to being pain-free and prevent further episodes.
Your treatment may include:
- Exercises- specifically targeting strength of the tendon and muscles of the forearm
- Hands on therapy to reduce the local pain and stress on the area. This may include massage, stretching, dry needling.
- Addressing your postural and biomechanical needs
- Education on load management and ensuring you are doing the correct things to help recovery
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is best managed by a physiotherapist to return you to your normal level of function, be that work, sport or home life.