Extensor tendinopathy (‘Tennis Elbow’) is inflammation and microscopic tearing of the tendons on the outside of the elbow.
Repetitive use of the forearm muscles during sport or manual work can result in excessive loading and pulling of these tendons on the bone.
Typically the pain develops gradually and is often ignored initially because it is only present for short periods with certain activities.
Extensor tendinopathy often does not get better on its own if the causes are not addressed. Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic physiotherapy management may include;
- Assessment and treatment of possible referred pain
- Activity modification
- Soft and deep tissue massage
- Strengthening program
- Dry needling