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Tennis & Golfers Elbow Treatment In Chelmsford

Effective Tennis & Golfers Elbow Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of Elbow Pain

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:

  • Tennis Elbow: This condition, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that occurs when the tendons in the elbow are strained from repetitive motions such as swinging a tennis racket or lifting heavy objects. Pain is usually felt on the outside of the elbow and can be accompanied by swelling and tenderness.
  • Golfer's Elbow: This condition, also known as medial epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that occurs when the tendons in the elbow are strained from repetitive motions such as gripping a golf club or swinging a bat. Pain is usually felt on the inside of the elbow and can be accompanied by swelling and tenderness.
  • Bursitis: This condition is an inflammation of a small, fluid-filled sac located near a joint in the body, such as the elbow joint. Bursitis can cause pain when moving your arm or elbow, as well as aching, tenderness and stiffness.
  • Arthritis: This condition is an inflammation of the joints that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in any joint in the body. The elbow is one of the more common places where arthritis occurs due to factors such as age or injury.
  • Sprains and Strains: These types of injuries can occur due to overexertion or overuse, resulting in pain and swelling around the elbow joint.
  • Fractures: Fractures are broken bones that occur when a bone is weakened or injured due to trauma. Elbow fractures can be caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries and other forms of trauma. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling and difficulty moving the elbow joint.

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Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Elbow pain explained

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.

How does an Osteopath treat 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.

How long does it typically take to recover from Elbow Pain?

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.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23

Let’s take action to treat your Elbow Pain

Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

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.

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