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Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow

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Lateral Epicondylitis, usually known as tennis elbow, isn't restricted to tennis players. The strike swing in tennis can strain the muscles and ligaments of the elbow in a way that prompts tennis elbow. Be that as it may, numerous different kinds of activities can prompt tennis elbow: painting with a brush or roller, running a cutting apparatus, and work (Using tools). Any activities that stress repetitively the forearm extensors muscles can cause manifestations of tennis elbow.

This Blog will help you to understand:

  • the reasons for tennis elbow
  • treatment to make the pain go away


Abuse of the muscles and ligaments of the Forearm and elbow are the most widely recognized reason individuals create tennis elbow. Rehashing a few sorts of activities again and again can put excessively strain on the elbow ligaments.  Pounding nails, grabbing substantial containers, or pruning bushes would all be able to cause the pain of tennis elbow.

In intense damage, the body experiences an inflammatory reaction. Unique inflammatory cells advance toward the harmed tissues to enable them to heal. Conditions that include inflammation are shown by - itis on the finish of the word. For instance, aggravation in a ligament is called tendonitis. Aggravation around the lateral epicondyle is called Lateral epicondylitis.

In Chronic Condition, instead of inflammatory cell, the body will produce fibroblasts. When this happens the collagen in muscle loses its strength. Each time this fibroblast breaks down it result in scar tissue and eventually the tendon will be thickened with scar tissue. This condition is called as tendinosis. This scar tissue never heels and leaving the injured area weekend and painful for long period of time.

Nobody truly knows precisely what causes tendinosis. A few specialists believe that the Forearm muscles grows little tears due to repetitive of movement. Small tears try to heel but because of repetitive work it never heal and develops scar tissue.

Physiotherapy Treatment:

The key to nonsurgical treatment is to keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our goal is to help the tendon heal.


When you begin your physiotherapy, our physiotherapist at Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness will give you tips on how to rest your elbow and how to do your activities without putting extra strain on your elbow. We may apply tape to take some of the load off the elbow muscles and tendons. Our physiotherapist may advise that you wear an elbow strap that wraps around your upper forearm in a way that relieves the pressure on the tendon attachment.


We may apply ice and electrical stimulation to ease pain and improve healing of the tendon. Our physiotherapy sessions may also include iontophoresis, which uses a mild electrical current to push anti-inflammatory medicine, prescribed by your doctor, into the sore area. This treatment is especially helpful for patients who can't tolerate injections. Our physiotherapist will also instruct you in exercises used to gradually stretch and strengthen the forearm muscles.


Because tendinosis is often linked to overuse, we will work with you to reduce repeated strains on your elbow. When symptoms come from a particular sport or work activity, our physiotherapist will observe your style and motion with the activity. We may provide tips about how to perform the movement so your elbow is protected. We can also check your sports equipment and work tools and suggest how to alter them to keep your elbow safe.


Although recovery time varies for each patient, in cases where the tendon is inflamed, your Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness rehabilitation program is usually only needed for four to six weeks. When symptoms are from tendinosis, you can expect healing to take longer, usually up to three months. If your tendinosis is severe, it may take at least six months for complete healing.

If you think that you have tennis elbow pain please do not hesitate to call Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness at 226-215-3114.

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