The Wimbledon Championships are coming very soon, and we will all enjoy Pimm’s, strawberries and cream, and tennis!

But tennis also reminds us of “Tennis elbow”. Tennis Elbow – clinically known as lateral epicondylitis – is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It often happens because of overuse or repeated action of the muscles of the forearm near the elbow joint, movements that are linked to playing tennis, screwdriving, drilling, repeated keyboard and mouse use…

You may notice pain or burning on the outside of the elbow, which may travel down the forearm when lifting or bending your arm; gripping small objects, such as a pen or twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar; you may also find it difficult to fully extend your arm.

Treatments include:


-Ice over affected area to reduce inflammation

-Anti-inflammatory prescribed by GP

-Taping and/or elbow brace

-Osteopathy and home exercises such as stretching and strengthening