Tennis Elbow is one of most common upper limb conditions but is not exclusive to tennis players. It is a pain on the lateral elbow, worsened by wrist and finger extension, (such as typing), and gripping activities.
Tennis Elbow is notoriously difficult to treat so I use a variety of techniques to optimise recovery. I have found that acupuncture, soft-tissue techniques, osteopathic techniques, exercise, taping and ergonomic changes work well, especially when used in combination.
One way in which the medical approach to tennis elbow has changed since it was first mentioned in 1882 is that it is no longer called ‘lawn tennis elbow’! Other than this, not much has changed in what the allopathic medic can offer. Indeed, a meta-analysis of 185 papers on how best to treat this condition between 1966 and 1992 was carried out and the authors concluded that there was no evidence to support any single treatment option! Of course, this comes down to academic and scientific postulating and not real individual patient response, but it nonetheless highlights the difficulties with this constant source of pain.
Please feel free to contact me in Harley Street or Highgate to discuss your back pain.