Elbow pain

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Elbow pain is usually not serious, but affects our life significantly because they are used in most of the activities throughout the day.

There are several conditions that can cause pain in the elbow joint

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylopathy – irritation of structures on the outside of the elbow

Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylopathy – irritation of structures on the inside of the elbow

Cubital tunnel syndrome – the ulnar nerve irritation

Osteoarthritis of the elbow join – the elbow joint is like a hinge and the bones interlock. An altered shape or wear over years can affect this joint and cause restriction and pain

Most common symptoms are pain with activity for example carrying shopping bags, playing sports, typing, DYI. The pain usually presents either on the outside of the elbow or the inside rather than on the joint itself. These are the areas where muscles attach on the bone and are prone to irritation.

It is not uncommon to feel pins and needles or burning sensation especially if pain is present for a few months. Prolonged pain will result in loss of power and eventually function of the affected arm.

It is recommended that you see a specialist as quick as possible to avoid unwanted limitations

If you are unsure what is going on and the best things to be doing, we can help!
We understand the impact that pain can have on your daily life and the mental space it can take up, stopping you being able to do the things that are important to you.
We will ensure a thorough assessment by discussing your situation and a hands on screening to determine the structures that are affecting you.
This will allow you to have a clearer understanding of what is going on and we will guide you through the best treatment and adaptations you can follow, using an up to date evidence based, honest approach to allow you to get back to the things that are important to you sooner.
If you would like to book with one of our skilled and friendly team please book an appointment