Elbow Pain? Your elbow lets you throw, lift, swing, and hug, for starters. You can do all this because it’s not a simple joint. And that means, from sports injuries to even elbow, there are a lot of ways things can go wrong.
Your elbow’s a joint formed where three bones come together — your upper arm bone, called the humerus, and the ulna and the radius, the two bones that make up your forearm.
Each bone has cartilage on the end, which helps them slide against each other and absorb shocks. They’re lashed into place with tough tissues called ligaments. And your tendons connect your bones to muscles to allow you to move your arm in different ways.
If anything happens to any of these parts, not to mention the nerves and blood vessels around them, it can cause you pain.
Niggling pain in your elbow? Do lots of heavy manual work or gym junkie? Elbow pain is a very common complaint across the population, from extremely active sportspeople to desk workers. Extensor tendinopathy or Tennis Elbow as it is commonly known may be the cause of your pain.
Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury affecting the point of where the tendons of your forearm attach at the elbow. This results in pain to the outside of your elbow made worse by gripping and lifting activities. It is referred to as tennis elbow as a high proportion of tennis players will suffer this problem however it can be caused by manual work or dexterous tasks such as typing for example. If caught early tennis elbow can be resolved with physiotherapy treatment very effectively. However if ignored can become a difficult and chronic problem. Get it fixed, Get is sorted!
Here is a good stretch to perform to help reduce the likelihood of tennis elbow:
- Stretch should be held for 30 seconds and repeated 3 times
To learn more about shoulder exercises, please contact Jack at Active Physio Health on ph. 4972 5155, or request an appt at: http://activephysiohealth.com.au/private-services/request-an-appointment/.