Tennis Elbow Treatment in Perth, Australia. Tennis elbow is one of the most common type of elbow pain that manage and treat in clinic. In this article, I hope to shed some light on what it means to have the notorious “tennis elbow”, what it can be like having it, what we look out for and most importantly the treatment, management and rehabilitation side of it.
There is no single treatment for Tennis Elbow. Sometimes inflammation is a factor which means medication or injections to reduce the inflammation will help. Often tendon damage is involved but usually this repairs best not with rest but with certain exercises that will encourage it to heal in the correct way.
Dry needling is also a very effective treatment for tennis elbow. This technique is similar to acupuncture. The insertion of needles at varying lengths and points are thought to alter the way pain signals are transmitted by nerve pathways.
For tennis elbow that is failing to heal, your doctor may prescribe a course of corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and speed healing. This treatment usually is effective in the short term, but cannot be used repeatedly. Prevention
Treatment will always start with hands on treatment at the elbow and the muscles to reduce pain. Physiotherapy Exercise Treatment will ALWAYS involve gripping exercises. It is vital the home program does not cause pain as the elbow pain can be stirred up if exercises are too hard. The source of the problem is a weak muscle, so get it strong.
Tennis elbow is successfully managed with Physiotherapy treatment and a rehabilitation program. Other possible treatment includes cortisone injections, and in severe cases, surgery if there is no improvement with conservative means.