Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) - treatment?
Hello, my neighbor is a 44 year old accountant who is having a 7 week history of right elbow pain radiating into his forearm. Right-handed, he found it increasingly more difficult to do very basic day to day to activities, such as shaving, driving and use a computer mouse. His symptoms started gradually but after three weeks he needed to attend his local Medical Centre and was diagnosed with ‘RSI’ by his GP and prescribed a two week course of Naproxen (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). He described transient improvement of his symptoms during this 2 week period but that his elbow became worse after the course was complete and he was becoming increasingly frustrating as it was an extremely busy time of year at work. A colleague of his suggested trying osteopathy and recommended our clinic. Following a comprehensive consultation he was diagnosed with tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis). Please share information on the treatment.
@anwesha The following is an outline of the program of treatment that can be designed for your neighbor.
- Hydrotherapy – 10 to 15 minutes four to six times daily.
- Gentle soft tissue and stretching techniques.
- Rest – Important to outline the mechanism of injury and how to avoid it.
- Pain Relief & Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s).
- Workstation advice and assessment.