Are you struggling to pick up or grasp objects without pain on the outer side of your elbow? Do you feel stiffness throughout your forearm and wrist? Can you feel swelling around the outside of the elbow? Chances are you could be suffering from Tennis Elbow!
TENNIS ELBOW treatment in Melbourne
OFTEN, TENNIS ELBOW IS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSFUNCTION WITHIN THE NECK AND SHOULDER.
If you want to eliminate your Tennis Elbow so that you can enjoy pain-free movement, you’ve come to the right place!
Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis, involves pain and dysfunction at the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. If you’re struggling to grasp or hold an object, have pain or swelling on the outside of the elbow, stiffness within the forearm and wrist, chances you are may be suffering from Tennis Elbow. This injury is typified as an overuse injury within the extensor muscles of the forearm.
Your practitioner will ask you a series of lifestyle questions, take your through a range of movement tests and postural assessments to determine the precise underlying cause of your Tennis Elbow. Often, treatment is needed at the site of pain in the elbow and forearm. In addition, treatment is sometimes needed further up the arm and into the shoulder and neck. Tension caused by poor posture, improper biomechanics or previous injury, could cause tension and pain within the tricep, bicep, deltoid, rotator cuff, and cervical spine, which could be exacerbating your Tennis Elbow. Following treatment, your practitioner will prescribe a range of exercises to strength weak points within the arm in order to further alleviate symptoms of Tennis Elbow.
HOW TO RELIEVE TENNIS ELBOW PAIN FROM HOME
CLEAN FIRST, BUILD SECOND!
At Melbourne Muscular Therapies we have a two-pronged approach to treatment of dysfunction.
1. The first is to ‘clean’ the body, by using our slow and penetrating technique which hits deep into the heart of the dysfunction and realigns and removes any irregularities in body tissues. This ‘cleaning’ process repairs any acute issues such as pain or immobility, which is the perfect thing to bring you quickly back to physical function and health.
2. The second is to ‘build’ the body, through our specialised strength and conditioning programs. By ‘build’ we mean realign and balance the body so that the muscular chains work in synergy, rather than having points of weakness. If the body is unbalanced, then the muscles will compensate which places pressure on the surrounding structures, ultimately leading muscular tightness and fatigue. Our ‘building’ programs are designed to ‘build up’ your weak points so that your movement pattern is permanently improved, which results in good posture and long-term sustainable physical health.
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis Elbow is typified as an overuse injury within the forearm muscles, which attach to the outside of the forearm. This overuse can lead to pain, stiffness, and swelling within these areas. Pain can often be felt whilst attempting to grasp or hold an object, or performing actions that require elbow movement and strength, like tennis.
What exercises help relieve Tennis Elbow?
Initially, rest is required with treatment to the muscles in the forearm. Compression bandaging and bracing around these muscles can often help with alleviating symptoms. Moving forward, deeper treatment to the entire arm is needed, before strength training will be prescribed to build stability in weak points of the arm.
Based in two locations, one in Richmond to serve our clients in the inner city of Melbourne and our Ferntree Gully clinic to serve the eastern suburbs, our goal is to help as many people as possible live pain-free. Experience deep tissue massage as it should be.
Melbourne Muscular Therapies - Richmond VIC
Monday: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday: 7am - 9pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday: 7am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Sunday: 10am - 5 pm
Melbourne Muscular Therapies
260 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
Open 7 Days
Melbourne Muscular Therapies
1/91 Dorset Road
Ferntree Gully VIC 3156