In this video we look at three key exercises for Tennis Elbow!read more
10 things you didn’t know about Tennis Elbow
- The condition was initially described in 1873. The name “lawn tennis elbow” first came into use for the condition in 1882.
- Around 2 % of the population aged 30-50 will present with these symptoms.
- It is not just tennis players, Tennis Elbow is also known as Lateral Epicondylitis or Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy
- Our lateral elbow anatomy is made up of a number of components, the key component we have to assess when looking at Tennis elbow is our common wrist extensors. They create a broad tendon that inserts on the outside of the lower part of the humerus.
Tennis elbow – What a pain in the…..elbow!
More recently I have seen an increase in the number of patients coming through our door with pain on the outside of their elbow.
With increased demands at work ( keyboard, mouse or repetitive use of tools) , Sport ( repetitive sports like Tennis, Squash or Golf) and increased use of our mobile phones there can be an overuse repetitive strain on the extensor muscles of the forearm. The extensor muscles of the forearm are attached to the outside ‘lateral’ aspect of the elbow. Previously it has been called an inflammatory condition but with new recent evidence its actually more a tendinopathy and the inflammatory part is only present in the early stages. With tendinopathies there is different changes to the tissue and can mean different ways on how we manage the tendon compared to previous strategies.read more
By Eoin Naughton MISCP – Physiotherapist for the Irish boxing team and Irish International tennis players. Keen tennis player himself.
What is Tennis Elbow.
Tennis elbow is the common term for a condition caused by overuse of the forearm and wrist muscles which results in elbow pain, particularly to the outside of the elbow.read more