For any of these elbow conditions, contact us for an assessment
Epicondylitis is a typical painful syndrome that in most of the cases recognizes an overload pathogenesis and frequently affects tennis players, golfers, baseball players and fencers.
At first you feel pain only during exercise, or palpating the lateral epicondyle; after that the pain also occurs at rest and in the everyday life in simple gestures such as shaking hands, raise a bottle or turn a handle.
The diagnosis is essentially clinical. The doctor during the visit will then take specific clinical tests. He may also ask a muscle tendon ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The first treatment chosen is always conservative. In the acute phase you will be advised to rest for about 20 days from the activity thought to have caused the symptoms, local physical therapy accompanied by stretching exercises and myofascial releases ,acupuncture ,a graduated strengthening programme ane the use of a tennis elbow brace is beneficial.
The gradual resumption of the sport activity will take place only after strengthening the flexor muscles of the shoulders.
• Pain on the back of the elbow at rest as well as during exercise
• Swelling over the very tip of the elbow
• Pain at the back of the elbow especially when you try to straighten the arm against resistance
e.g. pushing something?
• Fall on your hands
• Pain on the inside of the elbow where the biceps muscle inserts
• Pain or discomfort when the arm is bent against resistance
• Redness or thickening of the biceps tendon
• Pain or discomfort in the inside of the elbow when writing
For any of these elbow injuries, contact us for an assessment