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How to massage tennis elbow pain

Updated: Feb 26

Tim will demonstrate a number of different techniques that can be used to massage tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow also known as lateral epicondylitis produces pain on the outside of your elbow where the forearm muscles join onto the elbow. This condition often causes pain with gripping activities, typing, cooking or lifting.

Tim, a Sports Physiotherapist at Body Fit Physiotherapy provides a number of useful massage tips for treating tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow is usually an overuse problem so it is imperative to combine these massage techniques with appropriate load management and strengthening exercises. What we find in the clinic is that the flexor / pronator muscle group is overactive and too strong for the extensor / supinator group. This very imbalance tends to be the underlying cause of the condition. Tennis elbow can take many months to settle even with treatment and the right exercises.

Cortisone injections usually only give some temporary relief and latest evidence suggests that they should be avoided. If you needing further guidance on your rehab journey don't hesitate to contact our experienced physiotherapy team.

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Tim Delvins

Sports Physiotherapist

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