What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow.

The clinical name for it is Lateral Epicondylitis.

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

It often happens after overuse or repeated action of the muscles of the forearm, near the elbow joint.

You may notice pain on the outside of the elbow, which may travel down the forearm when:

  • lifting or bending your arm

  • when gripping small objects, such as your keys or your pen

  • when twisting your forearm, such as turning a screwdriver or just opening a jam jar

You can get tennis elbow due to overuse of the forearm muscles, e.g if you were sawing lots of wood, or doing repetitive motions such as laying bricks. 

How can Tennis Elbow be treated? and can it be treated by Fully Fit Therapy?

Tennis elbow can last over 12 months but luckily with the right treatment it can be sorted much quick using a variety of techniques.

  1. Massage – massage can help reduce the pain and give relief to the forearm muscles

  2. Acupuncture can also help settle the inflammation down

  3. Exercises can help strengthen your forearm up, enabling the muscles to have better endurance so the tendons do not get so grumpy and inflamed


If you think you have Tennis Elbow, it can most certainly be treated here at Fully Fit Therapy. You can be treated in your own home or come to the practice for your treatment. 


If you are wanting to have a house visit it is possible as long as you live in and around the following areas;

Cheltenham

Gloucester

Newent

Tewkesbury

Forest of Dean

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