Raasay Waters Sports Therapy Cape Town

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

You will know if you have tennis elbow as you will have incredible tenderness on the outside of your elbow.

The pain will radiate to the forearm & wrist during extension of the wrist. You will struggle with gripping or lifting heavy items & you will have morning stiffness.

Although tennis elbow commonly affects tennis players, it also affects other active people who participate in leisure or work activities that require repetitive arm, elbow, wrist, and hand movement, especially while tightly gripping something which include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers, house or office cleaners.

We go on to focus on exercise as a first option for treatment. The exercises will include stretches and progressive strengthening exercises to strengthen the extensor muscles of the forearm & prevent re-irritation of the tendon.

Other treatment options I would use is: Sports massage & joint mobilizations to improve the range of movement and Strapping.

Tennis elbow affects 1% to 3% of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis.

Tennis elbow affects men more than women. It most often affects people between the ages of 30 and 50, although people of any age can be affected.

We offer treatment for Tennis Elbows in Cape Town