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Common Causes Of Elbow Pain

Elbow pain, including 'Tennis Elbow', is when repeated stress from any activity is placed on the elbow joint. The main causes include:
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Repetitive strain (RSI) where repeated use overloads the elbow
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Long working hours with mouse and keyboard work
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Neck and shoulder trouble which affects the elbow
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Sports injuries, such as Tennis & Golf
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Falls, sprains and fractures where the elbow is vulnerable, even in children
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Musicians and craftsmen, long hours of practice

Elbow Pain Explained In Plain English

Elbow pain comes from the elbow joint and the muscles near it. It can also refer from the neck and shoulder, so you feel elbow pain but the elbow is actually ok.

Elbow pain ranges from annoying niggles and clicks that comes and goes, to severe disabling continuous pain that no amount of rest and painkillers seems to help.

Often elbow problems resolve with time, rest or reducing stress... More often the problem doesn’t get better properly and feels weak, painful or vulnerable, so you are afraid of getting back to normal activities. This is when a professional opinion and treatment is really helpful.

Untreated, these pains can go from short easy to fix problems, to long term and harder to fix problems. Nobody likes taking pain killers or contemplating surgery. It’s important to choose a treatment which is safe, effective and proven thousands of times over all over the world.

What Are The Major Causes Of Elbow Pain?

We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as accidents and overuse. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which elbow conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:

Tennis Elbow

Sadly, you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. It derives from the muscles which lift your hand back, like with using a mouse. Where the muscles come together at the elbow, that’s where you get overstrain and pain. It’s felt on the outside of the elbow near the bone.

Golfer's Elbow

This is similar to tennis elbow, but instead comes from the muscles in your forearm which pull your wrist forwards.

Knocks and Bumps

When you bump the exposed parts of the elbow, the bone is very close to the surface with minimal padding. The bone surface can get bruised.

Tendonitis

A lot of tendons cross the elbow joint at the front and at the side. They can get irritated and sore with overtraining or overwork without enough time for rest and recovery

RSI

Repetitive strain means you have hurt something, but kept going until your body finally says “STOP”. This is hard to repair as the area is often swollen with fraying of the tissues which need to repair.

How Does An Osteopath Treat Elbow Pain?

An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.

We don’t use machines or ask you to do endless exercises that you find difficult and don’t help. We just get your body working properly by aligning everything, and getting the parts talking to each other. Treatment is typically very gentle and relaxing. Healing comes naturally without drugs or surgery. The elbow responds very well to being relaxed using our special techniques. And don’t worry, we will always check your neck and shoulder to see if the problem is related to other areas.

This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by in the end the miracle of your body healing itself.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected.

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Katherine was great! I had repetitive injuries in my back from sport and after 3 sessions she gave me the tools to prevent these injuries from happening again. Highly recommend.
Mike Ladouceur
Mike Ladouceur
16:06 27 Sep 21
I took my baby to see Katherine to help with sleeping issues. She immediately noted areas of tightness causing him pain and after one session he was sleeping through the night. After four sessions he was a different baby, sleeping and eating batter leading to a much happier baby. I wish I had taken him earlier!
Rose Buckmaster
Rose Buckmaster
19:56 09 Sep 21
Melinda is very soft and gentle yet She did amazing Healing in a deeper level. Thank you 🙏
Yazmeen Lakhiani
Yazmeen Lakhiani
17:43 22 Aug 21
Hi I have had pain in my lower back for a long time and following visits under Giulia my back is near completely better. This is a fantastic result and i very much appreciated the help. I 100 perecent recommed Fulham Osteopaths Thank you so much best regards James
James Wilson
James Wilson
14:55 17 Aug 21
Andrew Cotton is such professional, experienced, gifted, caring and talented Osteopath. I am so lucky to have found him to resolve a neck issue which was giving me the most horrendous pain in my shoulder and migraines. I was in agony when I first arrived and a few sessions later, I am now pain free, have a much greater range of movement and able to turn my neck again! Such a brilliant result! Thank you Andrew for your talent.
Claire Boyd
Claire Boyd
09:57 06 Aug 21
We’ve had a really great experience with the treatment Melinda has given to our little boy with torticollis. She’s a very kind and professional individual and obviously good at what she does.
Adriana DeSoto
Adriana DeSoto
16:54 18 Jul 21
I first discovered Fulham Osteopaths as a sleep-deprived first time Mum - I did not know what osteopathy was before then! I am so grateful to have Fulham Osteopaths as part of my community - Melinda is so lovely (as are her staff!) and the practice exemplifies holistic care that is critically missing in many parts of our health system. Now my whole family receives care from the practice and every time, no matter the niggle (or emergency!) we receive excellent care throughout. Many thanks!!
Julia Tee
Julia Tee
19:09 08 Jul 21
So helpful and knowledgeable. Wonderful for my back in pregnancy and my for my baby once he was born. Highly recommend.
Daisy Shirley
Daisy Shirley
08:09 02 Jul 21
I went to see Tino after I hurt my back lifting heavy plant pots! He has been just incredible; after the first visit alone, I was feeling so much betterI have had 4 visits in total and am now fully back to normal with no pain at all. Super big shout out to this osteopath who has a great manner and huge knowledge.
Julia Woodman
Julia Woodman
08:30 28 Jun 21
Katherine the Paediatric Osteopath is brilliant. She has helped my 11 year old Son with muscular aches & pains and his posture has improved a lot.I thoroughly recommend her & I'm going to see her next!
Fiona Swift
Fiona Swift
08:02 25 Jun 21

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