Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are two conditions that affect the elbow joint. They cause pain and discomfort in the outer or inner part of the elbow. These conditions are caused by repetitive movements or overuse of the elbow joint.
To treat tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, a physiotherapist may recommend exercises that target the muscles surrounding the elbow joint. They may also recommend massage therapy, ice therapy, or the use of braces or splints.
Exercise programs can help improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles surrounding the elbow joint. This can help reduce the stress on the affected area, which can help alleviate pain and discomfort. A physiotherapist can recommend exercises that are appropriate for your condition.
Massage therapy can also help reduce the pain associated with tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Massage can improve the circulation of blood and oxygen to the affected area, which can help promote healing. A physiotherapist can perform massage therapy techniques to help alleviate your pain and discomfort.
Ice therapy can help reduce inflammation and pain in the affected area. Applying an ice pack to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day, can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
Braces or splints can also be used to immobilize the affected area and reduce the stress on the elbow joint. A physiotherapist can recommend a brace or splint that is appropriate for your condition.