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March 3, 2017
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March 3, 2017

Health Matters

Arm Pain – Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow

Pain in the elbow is often due to two main conditions – tennis elbow & golfers elbow, the complaints are often not caused by tennis or golf!

Tennis elbow causes pain & tenderness around the outside of the elbow joint, whereas golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint.

Tennis elbow is more common than golfers elbow & both are injuries from repetitive overuse or wear and tear from any hobby, sport or activity not just tennis or golf as the name implies. Sometimes a single injury such as a sudden unexpected tug on the forearm can cause the symptoms.

Once the pain starts, your normal activities & habits can maintain the problem.

Pre-existing problems with your neck, wrist or shoulder, that might not be painful in themselves, can make it more likely for you to suffer with tennis or golfers elbow. Most cases ease naturally eventually, but many people seek treatment & advice from an osteopath, as limb use compensation creates pain.

How can Treatment help with Arm Pain?

  • David can use a variety of different mobilisation & manipulation techniques, including acupuncture. To ease your symptoms, get to the cause of the problem & get you back to your normal life style. He may gently manipulate the elbow, wrist, neck & upper back joints.
  • He may offer you advice on which activities & movements to avoid, advice on specific exercises, rehabilitation advice & appropriate elbow brace support or sports strapping.

David Gray – Osteopath 01844 354 737 / 07973 297 438

www.davidgray-osteopath.co.uk

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