Physiotherapy treatment for repetitive strain injuries in Cambridge

Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. Repetitive activities like typing, gripping and using a computer mouse all cause accumulative strain in the muscles and tendons around
the elbow.

Since most of our jobs involve some time spent using a computer or an electronic device of some kind it’s not surprising that tendon problems like ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘golfer’s elbow‘ are the most common cause of
elbow pain.

Effective treatment for tendon pain

Tendon issues like these tend to settle a bit with rest and flare up again when you go back to doing the things you enjoy. They also often get worse if you simply try to push through the pain.

To begin with, you might need to make some simple adjustments to the way you do things to help the healing process. Our physiotherapists might make ergonomic recommendations or suggest changes in way you train for your sport.

How a physiotherapist can help

Physiotherapy treatment for elbow pain, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow focus on relieving pain using Shockwave Therapy, joint mobilisations, taping, acupuncture and massage.

Our physiotherapists will advise you on the things you can do to help yourself such as stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles to prevent recurrence. We can suggest when to take breaks at work and what to do during your breaks to relieve strain in your forearms. We’ll teach you how to correct your posture and can also make recommendations for specially designed equipment such as an ergonomic mouse or keyboard.

Other conditions causing elbow pain

Physiotherapists can also help people with arthritis and those recovering from elbow fractures or following a fall if there has been injury to the ligaments around the elbow.

Sometimes a pain in your elbow can actually be coming from a problem in your neck or shoulder… so at our Cambridge clinic we routinely examine these areas of your body as well as your elbow to make sure nothing is missed.

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