Tennis elbow / golfers elbow
These terms refer to tightness and pain of the tendons on either side of the elbow. The extensor muscles and tendons of the forearm, who are responsible for extension of the wrist can get inflamed (tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis). The same can happen with the flexors, the muscles on the inside of the elbow. Overuse can result in stiffness in that area and/or weakness in the hand or fingers (medial epicondylitis).
Pain and/or tenderness around the elbow and lower arm
Weakness in the hand and fingers
Radiating pain in the upper arm
Swelling around the elbow
The symptoms are either a result of an overuse injury (labour intensive work such as gardening, painting or gyprocking) or a result from a problem in another area of the body. When there’s a problem in the mid back or the neck, sometimes the body compensates, and the arm pain is a result of that.
Elbow pain Treatment
We first need to search for the cause of the problems, before an accurate treatment plan can be made. Is the origin of the problem where the pain is felt?
Fascia treatment in different areas of the body will mostly be combined with stretching, education, strengthening exercises and dry needling.