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Care for Elbow Tendonitis

man with elbow plainElbow tendonitis, a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the elbow region, can be a debilitating condition for many.

At our practice, our chiropractors and physiotherapists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care aimed at effectively addressing and managing the diverse manifestations of elbow tendonitis, empowering individuals to a healthier, pain-free life.

Medial Elbow Tendonitis: What Is It?

Medial elbow tendonitis, commonly referred to as golfer’s elbow, manifests as pain on the inside of the elbow, typically resulting from excessive force on the medial upper condyle during activities such as golfing, pitching a baseball, or engaging in repetitive motions like typing and computer work. However, it’s important to note that individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, including labor-intensive jobs, cleaning, cooking, and music, can also experience this form of tendonitis due to the repetitive bending of the wrist towards the palm.

The symptoms of medial epicondylitis often include pain along the inside of the forearm, swelling in the elbow, stiffness, tingling, burning sensations, weakness in the hand, and worsened discomfort at night. While overuse of the wrist and tendons is a primary factor contributing to this condition, lifestyle factors, such as smoking, obesity, and age, can heighten the risk of developing golfer’s elbow.

Lateral Elbow Tendonitis: What Is It?

On the other hand, lateral elbow tendonitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, arises from repetitive movements that strain the tendons connecting the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow joint. This condition gradually develops, beginning with mild symptoms that can progressively worsen over weeks or months. Overwhelmingly, the dominant arm, primarily utilized for daily activities, is more susceptible to developing tendinitis; however, it can affect the non-dominant arm, albeit less frequently.

Tailored Interventions for Comprehensive Relief

At our practice, we understand the multifaceted nature of elbow tendonitis and the unique challenges it poses for individuals seeking relief. Our approach to managing medial and lateral elbow tendonitis encompasses a personalized treatment plan aimed at addressing the root causes of discomfort while promoting healing and long-term well-being.

From the utilization of ice packs to reduce inflammation and alleviate tension, to implementing stretching exercises throughout the day, wearing braces, and incorporating advanced treatments such as laser therapy, IMS needling, shockwave therapy, and ultrasound, our comprehensive interventions strive to effectively alleviate the symptoms of elbow tendonitis.

The Role of Physiotherapy in Non-Surgical Success

It’s essential to highlight that a significant percentage of patients, ranging from 80% to 95%, experience success with non-surgical treatments for elbow tendonitis. Physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in this success, offering a range of modalities such as shockwave therapy and the use of a TENS unit at home to facilitate optimal recovery and relief.

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We can’t wait to help you overcome your pain and limitations-if you’re ready to book a visit with us, give us a call today to get started. A pain-free life is within reach!



Elbow Tendonitis Surrey, Langley BC | (604) 594-3808