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Tennis Elbow Treatment London

 

tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is caused by a strain to tendons in the forearm. The tendons become inflamed where they join the bony part on the outside of your elbow joint. Any activity that involves gripping and twisting of the forearm can cause this type of strain – most cases aren’t actually related to tennis or any kind of exercise. Learn more about how KUER Physio can help diagnose and treat tennis elbow.

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Sciatica

sciatica

The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain—and possibly tingling, numbness, or weakness—that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg.

To learn more about the causes of sciatica and what can be done to successfully treat it read on here.

Golfers Elbow Symptoms, Causes & how to treat it with Physiotherapy

golfers elbow

Golfer’s elbow is a condition characterised by pain and inflammation on the inside of the elbow. It is a very similar to “Tennis elbow” that is characterised by pain and inflammation on the outside of the elbow.

What causes you to have golfers elbow?

It’s name suggests it can be caused by playing golf but it is more commonly caused by non sporting activities. Specifically activities that require a lot of gripping and flexing of the wrist. The flexor muscles that are used for these movements insert into a bony lump on the inside of your elbow called the medial epicondyle. Repetitive strain and over use can cause micro trauma to these muscles and the common flexor tendon.

What are the symptoms of golfers elbow?

Someone suffering with golfer’s elbow will experience pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow and even down the forearm. They may also experience inflammation in the region of the medial epicondyle. These symptoms can be made worse when bending the wrist, gripping and turning your palm downwards. In addition to these symptoms the patient may also complain of weakness in the wrist and fingers.

What is the prognosis for golfers elbow?

Tendons can be slow to heal due to their poor blood supply, and as this condition effects the common flexor tendon of the forearm, the symptoms can last for a number of weeks or even months. However 9 out of 10 cases can make a complete recovery with the appropriate advice and treatment.

If you are suffering from these conditions it is important to note that physiotherapy can greatly speed up the recovery of golfers elbow and with our help it is highly likely that you will make a full recovery.

What types of treatment are available?

Acupuncture – To initiate a healing response and provide pain relief.

Exercise and Rehabilitation – To stretch and strengthen specific muscles and other soft tissue that has been injured. During early rehabilitation we can provide you with “eccentric exercises”, these exercises put less strain on the muscle and therefore optimise recovery during the early stages of rehab.

Deep tissue Massage – To reduce tension within the forearm muscles in order to improve tissue mobility, enhance muscle contraction and desensitise any painful areas.

Taping Techniques – To “off load” the injured muscles/tendons in order to prevent any further injury.

Elbow Supports – Can be considered and prescribed to help offload the affected area, reduce pain and increase function.

Education and Advice – To provide you with coping mechanisms and an understanding of why you have your symptoms.

Consultant and Sports Medicine referral – We are familiar with a range of expert Consultants who we can refer you to if further medical intervention is required.

 

What is back pain and how many people suffer from it?

How painkillers caused more pain than my sciatic back pain

Back pain is very common in the UK and more people suffer from lower back pain, sciatica than almost any other type of pain.

Suffering in silence

It would seem that many people suffer in silence with back pain and do nothing about it. Below is a story from one of our patients before they came in for treatment.

I work in an office and sit at a desk for most of the time, doing approximately 65 hours per week is very normal and over the past year i have found i have been getting a sharp pain in the lower of my back. It started off intermittently and i would just ignore it. Then it got progressively worse and i would resort to pain killers, Paramol usually as they seemed to dull the pain the best.

I continued on this path for about 5 months until someone at work asked me how long I had been taking pain killers for my back pain and i had to think about it. When the words left my mouth ‘for a while now, about 5-5 months’ it didn’t take anything else for me to realise the bigger problem in question.

My back was causing more problems that just localised pain it was my lack of understanding and ignorance that had meant i was just relying on blocking or masking the pain and not confronting it head on.

At this point i did what most do, self diagnose on Google and wikipedia, oh dear! never do this is my advice. I read way too much of the wrong thing an instantly thought the worst. Then I realised what I needed was help and professional help .

This is when I sought the help of a physiotherapist and found London Physio. Mike was brilliant and immediately I knew i had found the right physio for me.

My problem was quickly diagnosed and the cause, my working posture. Not sitting properly for long durations over many years and caused this pain. Within a few sessions the pain in my back had dramatically been relieved. I have adopted a better seating position and a new chair, which has helped a lot and I am not suffering from severe back pain any more.

My advice is don’t hide from pain, painkillers or drugs are not the solution and themselves can be a whole other issue later on.

 

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I have been a client at  for quite a few years, having had various sports injuries. They have always been an exceedingly helpful practice and very professional. Long opening hours that must suit everyone and a charming reception team. At present am being treated. they have been so helpful and excellent in liaising with other practitioners outside the clinic on my behalf. It is very relaxed and friendly, I thoroughly recommend! – Louise