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Elbow Pain Tokyo

Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and Post-Trauma Rehab

The elbow is a relatively simple and resilient hinge joint, however when it does get injured is invariably slow to heal. Elbow conditions commonly relate to neck issues and can exacerbate the pain. Chronic stiffness and loss of strength can be secondary to a traumatic injury, such as a fracture or operation. If left untreated, movement can be restricted permanently as these conditions require regular therapy to return to full function. Our physios keep up to date with treatment developments and utilise the findings in our care.

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Tennis Elbow

Also known as lateral epicondylitis tennis elbow is a chronic condition usually caused by an imbalance between the demands placed on the elbow and its capacity. Treatment is aimed at reducing pain and tension in the muscle and improving the capacity of the elbow to handle load. We also have braces that usually provide instant relief and enable people to continue with their desired activity.

Golfer’s Elbow

Similar to tennis elbow, but on the other side of the joint, known as medial epicondylitis. It is generally aggravated by pulling activities.

Elbow Joint Sprains

The elbow joint is encapsulated with ligaments and a joint capsule that hold it in place. If the joint is wrenched in a fall or injury it can cause tearing of the ligaments or joint capsule. These injuries can be painful and require treatment to reduce pain, protect the joint and restore normal function.

Elbow Dislocation

Although rare, elbow dislocations are extremely painful and must be reduced as soon as possible. If an elbow is dislocated patients should go to the nearest hospital or medical clinic to have it reduced.

During a session, to treat your elbow we may use the following therapies:

  • Remedial massage the take tension from the muscles
  • Mobilisations to loosen the joint between the radius and ulna. Stiffness in this joint is common in dysfunctional elbows. Only physiotherapists can provide joint mobilisations
  • Prescribing the correct level of strengthening and stretching for your elbow to reduce pain and promote recovery, increase strength and flexibility
  • Moist heat packs to draw blood to the muscles, reduce pain and inflammation
  • Self-management interventions through ergonomic advice, self-massage and mobilisations using home massage tools and other prevention strategies
  • Brace selection for pain relief and healing