Elbow

Injuries We Treat

Elbow Pain Niseko

Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and Post-Trauma Rehab

The elbow is a relatively simple and resilient hinge joint, however when it does get injured is invariably slow to heal. Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow are common injuries that we have extensive experience in treating. Also known as lateral/medial epicondylitis, tennis/golfer’s elbow is a breakdown and micro-tearing of the tendons just below the elbow joint, causing pain with wrist and elbow use. These conditions commonly relate to neck issues and can exacerbate the pain.

Chronic stiffness and loss of strength can be secondary to a traumatic injury, such as a fracture or post surgery. If left untreated, movement can be restricted permanently as these conditions require regular therapy to return to full function.

We keep up to date with the latest treatment developments and utilise the findings in our care. Treating elbow pain may incorporate the following therapies:

  • Remedial massage the ease tension from the muscles
  • Mobilisations to loosen the joint between the radius and ulna. Stiffness in this joint is common in dysfunctional elbows. Only physiotherapists can provide joint mobilisations
  • Prescribing the correct level of strengthening and stretching for your elbow to reduce pain and promote recovery, increase strength and flexibility
  • Moist heat packs to draw blood to the muscles, reduce pain and inflammation
  • Self-management interventions through ergonomic advice, self-massage and mobilisations using home massage tools and other prevention strategies
  • Brace selection for pain relief and healing

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