Ouch! Tennis Elbow

I have tennis elbow? How could I have tennis elbow when I don’t play tennis? The fact is, tennis elbow does not only affect tennis players, but everyone.

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow, which involves the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow.

Tennis elbow was first given its name from a medical paper published in 1883, which called the injury “lawn-tennis elbow”. It is a misnomer for a condition that causes pain around the outside aspect of the elbow. Although some tennis players are diagnosed with the condition, but people who work in a job or plays a sport that requires repetitive lifting and movement, are prone to have tennis elbow injuries. (E.g. butchers, housewives, plumbers, painters, carpenters and office workers )


What causes tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is often an overuse injury. It occurs when the muscles and tendons in your forearm are strained or strained due to repetitive or strenuous activities. (E.g. lots of typing, writing, painting or hammering)

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

– Pain and point tenderness over the upper forearm, below the elbow.

– Weakness or decreased grip strength.

– Pain and weakness may make it difficult to: open a door or shake hands, writing, gripping small objects or lifting objects

 How can physiotherapy help?

Electrotherapy – Pain management

Massage – To relieve pain, encourage blood flow to your arm, promote tissue healing

Stretching and strengthening exercises – To restore normal muscle length, strength and movement patterns

Dry needling – To improve blood flow into the painful area to promote healing

Tennis Elbow can become a chronic injury if left untreated. If you think you might have Tennis Elbow, consider coming to Healthworks for an assessment by one of our physiotherapists. Working with our physiotherapist, to reach your goal of a pain-free elbow!





网球肘,也叫肱骨外上髁炎, 是肘关节外侧的肌肉和肌腱发生疼痛的症状。





– 在前臂, 手肘往下一点的位置会感到疼痛或是压痛点

– 抓握动作会感到无力

– 疼痛以及无力会造成在一些活动上有困难:开门/握手时,写字,抓握小的物体/提物体的时候


  1. 电疗-疼痛管理
  2. 按摩- 减轻疼痛, 增加局部的血液循環,增加組織修復的速度
  3. 伸展以及肌力运动 – 恢复手臂的肌力、柔软度以及动作形态
  4. 干针疗法 – 增加局部的血液循環,促进組織修復



Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566914/