Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow. It is usually associated with racquet sports hence the name, also playing musical instruments and typing.
Signs & symptoms:
- Gradual or sudden pain and stiffness on the outside of the elbow.
- Forearm and finger pain may also be associated
- Symptoms may also be referred from the neck and shoulder, to the elbow.
Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and stiffness and assess the cause of the injury, i.e. rule out neck or shoulder involvement. Acupuncture can also be used to good effect.