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Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) are common conditions and are not limited to people who play sports. Epicondylitis is a tendinopathy, that is a condition affecting tendons that causes pain, especially near where the tendon attaches to bone. At the Shoulder Unit we are experienced in treating many sports men and women for conditions that affect the shoulder.

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) are common conditions and are not limited to people who play sports.

Epicondylitis is tendinopathy, which is a condition affecting tendons that cause pain, especially near where the tendon attaches to the bone. Xrays are usually normal though tendon changes can be shown by ultrasound or MRI scans.

Treatment initially will involve rest, physiotherapy and sometimes steroid (cortisone) injections. If symptoms are persistent other treatment such as shockwave (ultrasound) treatment can be used. Fortunately, these conditions will usually resolve and surgery is only rarely required.

Contact Us Today

To ask a question about tennis elbow or golfers elbow or to book an appointment, contact our specialist team available:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Our shoulder team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment. 

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Call us on 020 7806 4004 or email us at shoulderunit@hje.org.uk.

Shoulder Clinic

With a team of experts, our London-based Shoulder Unit offers diagnosis and treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions affecting the shoulder. Our state-of-the-art facilities include operating theatres, physiotherapy and imaging.

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Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4004.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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