Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It’s clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. 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 a pen
  • When twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar
  • You may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm.

 

What causes Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist. If the muscles are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral epicondyle) on the outside of your elbow.

As the name suggests, tennis elbow is sometimes caused by playing tennis, but any activity that puts repeated stress on the elbow joint can cause it.

Pain that occurs on the inner side of the elbow is known as golfer’s elbow.

Shockwave Therapy treatment for Tennis Elbow?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment, where high-energy shockwaves are passed through the skin to help relieve pain and promote movement in the affected area.

The number of sessions you will need depends on the severity of your pain. You may have a local anaesthetic to reduce any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Shockwave therapy, while safe, can cause minor side effects including bruising and reddening of the skin in the area being treated.

Research shows that shockwave therapy can help improve the pain of tennis elbow in some cases. However, it may not work in all cases, and further research is needed.

 

What are Shockwaves?

Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to  the affected area to accelerate healing.

The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration – this encourages the body to heal itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications.

How we can help you

The Shockwave Consultation £50.00
The key to the great results we achieve with the thousands of patients we treat across our four clinics is getting the diagnosis right.

On your first consultation one of our qualified doctors of Chiropractic will take your full medical history and will take you through a physical examination to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.  During the physical examination we will assess your condition in order to pinpoint the cause of your pain.

Following the consultation the recommend treatment will be explained to you and we can begin by undertaking your first treatment.

Shockwave Treatment Fees

Shockwave Consultation – £50.00
Includes: • Medical History • Examination • Diagnosis • First treatment

Shockwave Treatments Package – £250.00
Includes: Consultation, 5x Shockwave Treatments plus 1x Massage Treatment

Subsequent Treatments – £50.00
Additional treatments are only available if you have previously completed a treatment package.