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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common injury that comes from repetitive overuse of the elbow. It can cause a sharp nagging at the bony point of the elbow and severe pain that radiates down towards the wrist. It is commonly induced by racquet sports such as tennis.

The pain and stiffness associated with tennis elbow can be controlled through targeted massaging and specific physiotherapy exercises. In some cases surgery may be required.

 

Tennis elbow causes

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common injury that comes from repetitive overuse of the elbow. It can be induced by tennis and other racquet sports but is equally as likely to be caused by everyday and specific work movements.

Tennis elbow symptoms

The condition can cause a sharp nagging at the bony point of the elbow and severe pain on the outside of the arm (medically known as the lateral side) that radiates down towards the wrist. Tennis elbow pain can be aggravated by the simplest of tasks such as gripping, putting on clothes, working at a keyboard, lifting and even texting.

Tennis elbow treatment

Physiotherapy exercises are recommended along with targeted massage to reduce the pain and stiffness while improving the range of movement in the arm. Click here to book a physiotherapy appointment. More persistent cases can be considered for lateral epicondylitis release surgery using arthroscopy to cut the inflamed tendon and remove any scar tissue or bone spurs that are contributing to the pain.

Contact tennis elbow specialist today

To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team on 0207 078 3867 or elbowspecialists@hje.org.uk, the team are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am – 3pm. Our elbow 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 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.

Elbow Clinic

A specialist group of consultants forms our London-based Elbow Unit. Our expert team is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of elbow injuries and conditions.

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Patient information

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.

Make an enquiry

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 0207 078 3867.

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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