Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

Image of man holding a painful elbowWhat is it? Tennis and golfer’s elbow are overload injuries, causing pain on the inside (golfer’s elbow) or the outside (tennis elbow) of the elbow.

Common Cause: This occurs after minor trauma to the insertion of a group of muscles which control forearm movements.

Common Symptoms: Inflammation and pain at the elbow, especially after activity.

How can Physiotherapy help? It can control inflammation, restore the usual muscle flexibility and regain strength.

What to expect during treatment: Inflammation reduction techniques, soft tissue massage, stretching and strengthening exercises.

What can you do for yourself? Ice the area in the early stages to reduce inflammation and pain, and seek advice from a physiotherapist.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.