Despite the names, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are a result of everyday activities. Many people who suffer from tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow are either manual workers or those who work on keyboards.
We offer a one-stop clinic led by our leading upper limb specialist to diagnose and treat these conditions.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) occurs when the tendon which joins your forearm muscles to the outside of your elbow thickens and swells or develops small tears. It causes pain and tenderness.
Repetitive gripping activities, especially if they involve using the thumb and first two fingers, may contribute to tennis elbow.
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) causes pain and inflammation in the tendons which connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain revolves around a bony bump on the inside of your elbow and may radiate into the forearm.
Golfer’s elbow is often caused by overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex your wrist.
With both tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, you may experience pain in your forearm and in the back of your hand. Symptoms can range from a mild discomfort to severe pain that can be felt even when the joint is not active.
Our one-stop clinic offers a competitive fixed price diagnostics package and ensures treatment is fast and appropriate.
A consultation with our upper limb specialist, an MRI and an X-ray – £750
Following your consultation, our specialist will recommend treatment which may include physiotherapy, regenerative procedures or a combination of the two.
An episode of tennis elbow can last between six months and two years and can be extremely debilitating. As these conditions are caused by overuse, rest can help recovery as can physiotherapy. Regenerative treatments can also be effective in treating these condition, including: