Tennis Elbow treatment in Dee Why
Tennis Elbow treatment at Contemporary Healthcare in Dee Why
Tennis elbow treatment at Contemporary Healthcare in Dee Why has been available for over 30 years with Dr Orazio Trevisan. In that time he has treated thousands of cases of Tennis elbow with an almost 100% success rate at the Dee Why practice.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It is a condition which causes pain on the outside of your elbow. This condition affects any person whose job requires repetitive arm and wrist movements. This repetitive movement often includes a twisting and gripping action. The repetitive movement creates constant pulling on the common extensor tendon of the forearm. This common extensor tendon inserts onto the outer part of the elbow which then becomes painful and inflamed.
What are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
- Pain on the outside of your elbow which may radiate down to your forearm and wrist
- Pain can occur when using the forearm and hand with everyday use such as gripping a steering wheel, holding items such as a saucepan or jug or turning a door knob
Who does Tennis Elbow affect?
- Tennis elbow most commonly occurs in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old
- It is most common in people with jobs involving repetitive movements of the arm. These include but are not limited to;
- Office workers who use the computer a lot. In these people, it is more commonly associated with use of the mouse rather than the keyboard
- Sports people such as tennis players, golfers and weight lifters
Treatment of Tennis Elbow at the Dee Why practice
Initially, treatment is aimed at managing the tennis elbow symptoms to give the quickest relief possible. This will generally include:
- Shockwave therapy – This will help with repairing tissue damage and swelling
- IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation) – This technique uses very specific instrumentation to break up scar tissue and aids in decreasing swelling
- Active release technique (ART) – this technique helps to break up adhesions and scar tissue in the affected tissues in the forearm and at the elbow.
- Adjustments/mobilisations to the elbow to improve mechanical function
After the initial symptoms are under control, treatment is aimed at identifying underlying factors which may have contributed to the tennis elbow including:
- Dysfunction of the wrist, shoulder and spine.
- Poor posture
- Poor ergonomics of the work environment
- Lifestyle factors
Success rates for treatment of Tennis Elbow at Contemporary Healthcare Dee Why with Dr Orazio Trevisan are almost 100%.
Contemporary Healthcare is a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates Chiropractic, Shockwave Therapy, Hypervibe Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, NET, Active Release technique (ART) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM). It is located in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
If you have any questions regarding Tennis Elbow or if you want to make an appointment, please call the Dee Why practice on 9971 4408.