Tennis Elbow Pain

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What is tennis elbow pain?

Tennis elbow pain is a very common condition affecting the outside of the elbow joint (golfers elbow is a similar condition affecting the inside of the elbow joint). The elbow has a large number of structures such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles converging into a small area. This creates a lot of friction and can affect the quality of the soft tissue in the area. When overworked, the soft tissue quality is affected and the structures start to show signs of degeneration which creates further friction and pain around the joint.

Who does tennis elbow affect you?

In tennis players, the condition is commonly the result of a back hand, particularly a one-handed back hand as the extensors of the wrist have to work very hard to hold the racquet, stabilise the wrist against the vibrations caused by the ball hitting the racquet, and follow through to direct the ball. Tennis elbow is almost always a result of overworking the grip muscles. If your hip mobility is down then you won’t be able to rotate to the ball quick enough, if your core isn’t stable then you won’t be able to transfer force efficiently from your hips, if your rotator cuff isn’t doing its job you are going to reach the ball late, and with all of these examples the grip muscles in the forearm have to compensate. That’s why at ProSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield we look at your WHOLE BODY to ensure that the root cause of the issue is addressed. It’s really about everything BUT the elbow!

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It really is about everything BUT the elbow!

It’s not just tennis players that suffer though!

Similarly, tennis elbow doesn’t only affect tennis players! Anybody who is involved in gripping activities or activities that require a lot of work at the wrist and forearm can develop the condition. This puts most of us at risk: when we are sat typing on our computers we are using the extensors of our wrist and fingers to type, when we go to the gym we are using all of the muscles around our wrist and forearm to grip the bar, cycling and driving etc. all involve use of the grip and forearm muscles, it’s easy to see how overuse can occur!

How can Pro Sport Physiotherapy Huddersfield help?

 

If you are suffering from tennis elbow, at ProSport Physiotherapy we use our HANDS ON approach to identify the TRUE CAUSE of your condition and treat the injury. We will use advanced soft tissue release techniques to break down adhesions in the area and restore soft tissue quality, whilst looking at the rest of your body to find out why these muscles have had to overwork in the first place! We don’t aim for 99%, we aim for 100% permanent results!

If you think you are developing tennis or golfers elbow, take action now. Book in for an assessment to start your journey to being PAIN FREE. The longer you leave it the longer it takes to become pain free again!

Contact us below to help you today!

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  • “I have seen Dave O’Sullivan on several occasions over the last few years and I have always been 100% satisfied by the work he has done and the exercises and advice he has given. In fact, I am often amazed by the way he can work out what is causing what and how to put it right. Usually only 2 or 3 visits are needed, plus exercises done at home. I completed my first marathon 3 years ago, largely due to his expertise – I could hardly walk a week before race-day. I would definitely recommend Pro Sport Physiotherapy (and have done!)”

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  • “Just thought i would drop you a line to let you know how im getting on with the stretches and the core work that you suggested. I have been doing these for around an hour to an hour and a half each day since i saw you, the difference i have found is massive. Its hard to explain how i feel whilst running and cycling now, it just feels like my body is more planted. The cyclo cross is finished now, i done my first fell race today on only six running sessions maybe not the best idea in the world however because of the excersises i have been doing my body felt stronger than it ever has. I have no technique at running downhill and would normally end up with a tight back doing that type of race where as this time no tightness. Thanks for all your help and advice”

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  • “The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I’ve experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues.”

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  • “A 140-mile round trip to visit Dave is well worth it as he’s restored my confidence to overcome injury, using techniques you will probably not encounter elsewhere. Dave’s manner is excellent, taking time to explain things simply and being available to clarify concerns. Many exercises prescribed are provided by video link with is far superior to the dodgy photocopied exercise sheets traditionally supplied as they ensure you can review and perform your rehab using good technique. In my opinion the ProSport experience is years ahead of the game as it adopts the advances being made in its field whereas regular Yellow Pages clincs stick to dated methods. A big plus is that Dave is also interested in getting you right.”

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  • “I’d been struggling for the best part of a year with what I (and my old physio) thought was a damaged hamstring. I’d heard about Pro Sport and read about their Soft Tissue Release Techniques and thought I’d nothing to lose by trying a new approach. Thank goodness I did….. Darragh Sheehy correctly identified I actually had a partially trapped Sciatic nerve and set about “releasing” it…. That’s another way of saying pain…..but it really is “no pain, no gain”. After one session I left feeling considerably better. I ran at the weekend with a huge grin on my face……I was thinking “I’m back!” A few sessions later and following Darragh’s exercise regime I’d improved again and within a few months had a new 5k PB.”

    Mark
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  • “Pro Sport Physiotherapy are amazing! I was having trouble with my hip whilst running over a certain distance. Shane worked out within 15 minutes that a tiny set of muscles near scar tissue was preventing my glute and core from firing. I worked on my exercises for a week and returned to my next appointment to find I was cured. A couple of sessions followed to ease my aching muscles now they were working and I am now fully fit to run my first ever half marathon this autumn. I have recommended the company to anyone who will listen. They are professional, knowledgable, fast workers and friendly. 5 star service with a smile :)”

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  • “5 years after breaking my leg and 3 surgeries later, Dave O’Sullivan was recommended to me after I received NHS physio where I was told I was a lost cause! Dave’s work is fantastic, I felt an improvement after the first visit and now feel better than ever. He explains everything, follows up the treatment with easy to follow videos and is a nice guy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave!”

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