Tennis Elbow (Also known as Lateral Epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the elbow.
This can occur when the tendons are repetitively exposed to pressure from the surrounding joints, such as the shoulder, elbow and wrist. The pressure results in the tendon suffering micro- tears causing symptoms such as pain on the outside of the elbow and weakened grip.
Contrary to what the name suggests, this injury in not just for those who play racquet sports such as tennis, squash or badminton. Tennis Elbow commonly very affect those working in the manual labour sector, such as builders, painters and electricians. Nonetheless, it can also affect desk workers who do repetitive movements that overexert tendons on the outside of the wrist.
Osteopathy can help with tennis elbow by using a variety of techniques, from soft tissue release to shockwave or Ultrasound therapy, dependant on what your Osteopath feels is best for you, and offer advice to stop the pain from returning.