Elbow pain is commonly referred to as ‘tennis elbow’. The medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. This is an inflammation of the tendons of the forearm, as they attach to the outside of the elbow. It is often caused by a repetitive strain injury, especially when the muscles of the forearm become tight from overuse.
Activities such as hitting a tennis ball with a backhand shot, or using a screwdriver, are normally painful causing ‘twinges’ over the outside of the elbow joint.
This may consist of some soft tissue release work to the muscles and tendons in the forearm. However, the classical osteopathic approach tends to work away from the site of pain, using rhythmical articulation to the joints on both sides of the body, in the upper and lower limbs and also the neck and the whole spine.
Treatment is not about ‘fixing’ the elbow, the aim is to treat the whole body, to effect a change in the physiology, in the blood and nerve supply of the dysfunctional tissues.
Dry needling, electro-acupuncture and extra corporeal shock wave therapy can also be very effective in treating some of the causes of elbow pain.
1hr (first session) – £40
40 min (follow up session) – £40
20 min (follow up session) – £25