Tennis elbow

November 20, 2016

Tennis elbow is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. Tennis elbow is a type of repetitive strain injury, resulting from tendon overuse and failed healing of the tendon. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse repeating the same strenuous motions again and again, this leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

Signs and symptoms

  • pain on the outer part of the elbow
  • Point tenderness over the lateral epicondyle, a prominent part of the bone on the outside of the elbow
  • pain from gripping and movements of the wrist, especially wrist extension and lifting movements
  • pain from activities that use the muscles that extend the wrist (e.g pouring a container of liquid, lifting with the palm down, sweeping, especially where wrist movement is required).

Symptoms associated with tennis elbow include: radiating pain from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist, pain during extension of wrist, weakness of the forearm, a painful grip while shaking hands or torquing a doorknob and not being able to hold relatively heavy items in the hand.


Surfcoast massage in Torquay and Jan Juc are fully qualified in dry needling and remedial massage which are both beneficial in releasing the tension in the extensor and flexor muscles. Contact Surfcoast massage on 0438668878 to discuss how a treatment can help you. Call Lisa to book an appointment.