If you have elbow pain or stiffness which is reducing your quality of life and has not improved in the past two weeks, we recommend seeing one of our physiotherapists.
Our team of qualified physiotherapists can help to address and counter several of the causes of elbow pain. With a combination of joint mobilisation, massage and a tailored set of at-home exercises our team can help you reduce pain and regain a larger range of motion to your elbow.
The most common causes of elbow pain are;
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
Contrary to the names, these conditions are not just the bane of sportsmen. Any repetitive gripping and twisting motion can cause this. Construction workers, carpenters or those who use a computer mouse constantly can also suffer from this.
- Olecranon Bursitis
An inflammation of the bursae, the sacs of liquid between bones and tissue can result in pain during movement of the elbow joint. This is often caused by overwork and repetitive activity.
- Compression Syndrome
Caused by the compression of nerves that traverse the elbow and forearm. This can manifest as pain, numbness or muscle weakness depending on whereabouts the nerve is compressed.
- Distal Bicep Rupture
The bicep muscle’s lower end attaches very close to the elbow joint meaning that ruptures to it can sometimes manifest as pain in the elbow.
If you are experiencing ongoing elbow pain, book an appointment here.