Tennis elbow is the most common cause of persistent elbow pain, golfers elbow is less common. Let’s look at the main causes of elbow pain:
Elbow pain can be caused by a number of different conditions, including overuse injuries, arthritis, bursitis and fractures. Pain in the elbow joint is often the result of inflammation or injury to the tendons and muscles that surround the joint. This can occur due to repetitive motions such as swinging a tennis racket or gripping a golf club, or due to trauma such as a fall or car accident. Additionally, age and other medical conditions can also contribute to elbow pain.
Elbow pain is becoming increasingly common due to factors such as the growing popularity of sports and hobbies that require repetitive motions. Additionally, the increasing age of the population puts individuals at a higher risk for conditions such as arthritis, which can cause elbow pain.
Treatment options may include manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises. An osteopath may also recommend lifestyle modifications such as avoiding activities that cause discomfort or wearing a brace to reduce strain on the elbow joint.
The goal of treatment is to relieve pain, improve range of motion and restore function. An osteopath can also provide guidance on how best to manage your condition in order to prevent further injury or flare-ups.
The length of time it takes to recover from elbow pain can vary depending on the type and severity of the injury or condition. Generally speaking, milder cases may take only a few days to a few weeks to heal, while more severe injuries can take several months or longer. It is important to follow instructions for treatment and recovery.
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Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.