Here’s an interesting fact (though probably not that surprising) – you don’t need to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow! In fact, most people with tennis elbow haven’t swung a racquet in years.
The technical definition of tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis (inflammation of the lateral epicondyle – a part of the elbow where a bunch of the forearm muscles attach to the bone). It is caused by excessive/repetitive pulling of these muscles against this attachment point that eventually causes inflammation and pain.
If you’ve got elbow pain and you think you might have tennis elbow, watch this short video where Grant demonstrates how we test for it. You can probably follow the steps in this video and get someone to help you test for it at home. If these tests do replicate your elbow pain, then give us a call and see how we can help.
Our physios, chiros and massage therapists are all experienced in managing tennis elbow, along with a wide range of other similar conditions.