Once identified as an inflammatory condition tennis elbow is now recognised as a complex process, of which inflammation is just its beginning stage. Contributing factors include faulty biomechanics of the cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow and wrist joints; occlusion of the radial nerve; and a mechanical overloading of the common forearm extensor tendon (specifically extensor carpi radialis brevis).
In light of this, it is not enough to simply rub the area that is sore. This can be a difficult condition to treat and extremely painful so it’s important you have therapists, like the team at Vital Body, with an advanced knowledge of this condition who know how to treat it effectively. If you are suffering from tennis elbow or know someone that is, share this information with them or book a session with us to get it sorted.
Vitality Tips - Caring for Tennis Elbow
Mandy Crawford, Doctor of Osteopathy