Tennis elbow affects many. It can cause pain in the elbow and affect arm movements. In this article, we'll explain how common it is, the treatment, and what you can do to help yourself recover.
1. How common is it?
Tennis elbow affects people of all ages. About 1 in 10 people will experience it at some point in their life. It's more likely to happen if you're between 35 and 55 years old.
2. What is the best intervention?
The best treatment for tennis elbow depends on the severity of your condition. Physiotherapy, rest/exercise, and medication can help reduce pain and improve arm function. Your therapist may suggest exercises to strengthen your arm muscles and tendons, and a brace to relieve pain.
3. How long does it take to get better?
The time it takes to recover depends on your pain level, work, and sports activities. But, 1 in 2 people feel better in 3 months and 9 out of 10 people feel much better after 1 year.
4. What can you do to help yourself?
Be patient and rest your arm at the beginning. You may also benefit from exercises to keep your arm moving. Remember that pain does not always mean harm. If a scan shows "pathological" changes, don't worry. This is normal, even for people without tennis elbow.
5. What can we do to help you?
We can help you recover from tennis elbow by creating a personalized treatment plan for you. After your first appointment, we'll give you a full report with our solution for your problem. Your treatment may include exercises, manual therapy, and other strategies to reduce your symptoms.
In conclusion, tennis elbow is a common condition that can be treated with the right approach. Contact us today to start your journey to recovery.