Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is possibly the pain and irritation felt on the outside of the elbow.

Key facts:

  • 1 – 3% of the population experience tennis elbow each year
  • Only 10% are tennis players

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain on gripping objects such as turning a door knob or wringing a sponge
  • Weakness in grip strength
  • Worsens with activity
  • Improves with rest

How is it treated?

  • Conservative therapy is recommended as a first line of treatment. At Motion Therapy & Rehabilitation, Dr. Michael Cocozziello will perform a clinical examination to rule out other causes of your elbow pain and formulate a treatment plan which can include but is not limited to soft tissue work, dry needling, active stretches and specific rehabilitative exercise.
  • Majority of patients recover with in the first year of onset.

 

Michael is a Chiropractor in Melbourne who consults from Medical clinics in Croydon. He uses a variety of manual therapy approaches such as therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling and rehabilitative exercise. 

For more information please contact Michael on 0430 300 257. Chiropractic care is covered by Private Health Insurance (depending on your plan) and some patients may be eligible for a Medicare EPC referral. 

(Ref: StatPearls, March 15, 2020. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)