TENNIS ELBOW INJECTION IN HAMPSHIRE

Most people who get tennis elbow don’t play tennis! In fact, less than 5% of all cases of tennis elbow occur in people who play tennis. Tennis elbow can happen to anyone who repeatedly uses their elbow, wrist, and hand for their job, play sport, or hobby.

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overuse of the “extensor” muscles in your arm and forearm. Particularly where the tendons attach to the rounded projections of bone es) on the outside or lateral aspect of the elbow. The muscles you use to grip, twist, and carry objects with your hand all attach to the “lateral epicondyle” at the elbow. That’s why movement of the wrist or hand can actually cause pain in the elbow.

Prolonged use of the wrist and hand, such as when using a computer or operating machinery—and of course playing tennis with an improper grip or technique—can lead to tennis elbow. It can happen to athletes, non-athletes, children, and adults. It occurs more often in men than women and most commonly affects people between the ages of 30 and 50.

Tennis Elbow Injections in Hampshire

Injection Therapy for Tennis Elbow

How do I Book a Cortisone Injection for Tennis Elbow?

To book for a steroid injection you can call our normal reception line, 0142084487 or email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.uk requesting an appointment for an injection. Please include your name, date of birth, your address and GP contact details. You will be sent a form to complete and forward back to us or bring along on the day which gives information about the injection.

Your Care Pathway with Us

  1. To book an appointment you can call our normal reception line, 0142084487, email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.ukor click the button given below.
  2. Complete MSK Examination and testing.
  3. Detailed MSK ultrasound scan.
  4. Discussion of your treatment plan; Treatment Plans can include i.e advanced treatments for ex.  Cortisone InjectionOstenil plus (Hyaluronic injection)Prolotherapyor Conservative management like physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, shockwave therapy and laser therapy.

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Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Symptoms of tennis elbow can occur suddenly as a result of excessive use of the wrist and hand for activities that require force such as lifting, twisting, or pulling. Forceful activities—like pulling strongly on a lawn mower starter cord—can injure the extensor muscle fibers and lead to a sudden onset of tennis elbow.

More commonly, though, symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually over a period of weeks or months as a result of repeated or forceful use of the wrist, hand, and elbow. If you work as a grocery store cashier, you might have symptoms of tennis elbow as a result of repetitive (and often too forceful) typing—combined with continuous lifting of grocery bags.

Your symptoms may include:

  • Pain that radiates into your forearm and wrist
  • Difficulty doing common tasks such as turning a doorknob or holding a coffee cup
  • Difficulty with gripping activities
  • Increased pain when you use your wrist and hand for lifting objects, opening a jar, or gripping something tightly such as a knife and fork
  • Stiffness in the elbow
  • Weakness in the forearm, wrist, or hand

Diagnosis

Tennis elbow usually occurs due to repeated movements. As a result, other muscles and joints in this region of the body may be affected as well. Your Clinician at Alton Pain Clinic in Hampshire will perform a careful examination not only of your elbow but of other areas of your body that might be affected and might be contributing to your pain. Your therapist will perform special manual tests that help diagnose the problem and help detect conditions such as muscle weakness that might have led to the problem in the first place.

For instance, the therapist might ask you to gently tense or stretch the sore muscles to identify the exact location of the problem. Rarely is an X-ray required to diagnose this condition.

Conservative Treatments for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow can take a long time to heal, so choosing the right treatment is crucial. Conservative modalities such as the ones below are frequently used to begin treatment:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Forearm rehabilitation exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Sports taping
  • Advice on activity modification

Effective Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

When conservative treatments fail to provide relief, considering other treatment options such as steroid injections for elbow pain or hyaluronic acid injections can be effective. These injections are aimed at reducing inflammation and can provide pain relief. Understanding your treatment options and working closely with your healthcare provider can help manage the symptoms of tennis elbow effectively and improve your quality of life.

Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Tennis Elbow

Steroid Injection for Tennis Elbow

When conservative treatments fail to provide relief, considering other treatment options such as steroid injections for elbow pain or hyaluronic acid injections can be effective. These injections are aimed at reducing inflammation and can provide pain relief. Understanding your treatment options and working closely with your healthcare provider can help manage the symptoms of tennis elbow effectively and improve your quality of life.

Hyaluronic Acid Injection for Tennis Elbow

Hyaluronic Acid is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. An increasing amount of evidence supports its use in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal disease. It can be used as a safe alternative to steroids when combined with a local anesthetic. This is an effective treatment option that can help with the healing process of the elbow joint.

Alton Pain Clinic has a staff of physiotherapists and musculoskeletal sonographers with a wealth of experience. Our staff is fully qualified to write prescriptions, scan patients, and administer ultrasound-guided injections.