What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis Elbow is not necessarily applicable only to tennis players. The term Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) describes pain experienced at the outer bony area of your elbow due to inflammation of the tendon on the outer part of the elbow.
This is usually caused by repetitive twisting motions of the wrist and arm such as wringing clothes and using the screwdriver. For most people with tennis elbow, the pain only occurs when they use their forearm and wrist. However, for some people, the pain is constantly experienced, even at rest.
The pain may travel down your arm from your elbow down to your wrist, affecting your sleep. You may also find it difficult to straighten your arm or hold even light items such as a cup or a pen.
Tennis and golfers’ elbow is more likely to occur if you have unfit forearm muscles. Increasing the strength of your forearm muscles can help to prevent a further bout of tennis and golfers’ elbow in the future. The Body Clinic’s pain management specialists will help you strengthen your forearm muscles, without any twisting movements.