Physiotherapy for tendon pain and repetitive strain injuries in Newmarket

You don’t have to be a tennis player or a golfer to be diagnosed with tennis or golfers elbow. These are the two most common causes of elbow pain.

Our physiotherapists see lots of patients with accumulative strain in the muscles and tendons around the elbow caused by any repetitive activities which involve gripping, like typing or using a computer mouse.

Tendon issues like tennis and golfers elbow tend to settle down if you rest your arm a bit, making you think that the problem has healed, then flare up when you try to get back to doing things again. Pushing through the pain often making things worse too. If this sounds familiar and you’d like some expert treatment and advice to help relieve pain and teach you how to build the kind of strength in your arms and hands that creates resilient, strong and pain-free tendons, then get in touch and talk to one of our physios.

Accurate diagnosis of your elbow pain

Tennis and golfers elbow might be ‘the big two’ but sprains and strains, arthritis, throwing injuries, bursitis and trapped nerves (cubital tunnel or radial tunnel syndrome) are also elbow conditions that we treat successfully.

Common causes of elbow pain that we treat at our Newmarket Clinic include:

  • Tennis elbow and golfers elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains (after a fall or dislocation)
  • Trapped nerves (cubital or radial tunnel syndrome)
  • Stress fractures (repetitive throwing injuries)
  • Bursitis
  • Referred pain (from your shoulder or neck felt at the elbow)

How a physiotherapist can help with your elbow pain

You might need to make some simple adjustments initially to relieve strain in your forearms like specially designed ergonomic equipment, rest breaks or changes in your training habits. Our physios will be able to advise on the things you can do to help yourself between sessions.

Treatment often focuses initially on relieving pain and stimulating healing in the tendons and muscles. Techniques like joint mobliisations, deep friction massage, taping or Shockwave Therapy might be recommended to you.

We’re experts in prescribing ‘loading’ exercise programmes which strengthen and build resilience in the muscles and tendon around your elbow joints to ensure you can get back to doing the things you enjoy, without pain and as quickly as possible.

Find out more about our physiotherapy treatments for elbow pain

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