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Tennis Elbow

What can a sports injury specialist or doctor do? Advise on pain control such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen. Apply ultrasound or laser treatment to help reduce pain and inflammation as well as stimulate healing. Use manual therapy treatments such as massage therapy, myofacial release and/or transverse friction techniques across the tendon Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tennis elbow as it has shown positive results. Advise on rehabilitation to return the athlete to full fitness. Provide advice on neural stretching exercises if nerve tissue involvement is suspected Identify and correct any predisposing factors which lead to the onset of tennis elbow. Get advice from your tennis coach with regards to your backhand technique, grip and racket size. Operate – if conservative treatments have failed for about a year then you can consider this option.

"Tennis elbow” is a common term used to describe a condition caused by repetitive use of arm and forearm muscles that subsequently results in elbow pain. You don’t have to be a tennis player to get this, but the term came into use because mostly tennis players suffer from this problem
Added by Chiropractor Castle Hill on Sunday 26 May 2013
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