When we think of elbow pain, the one commonly occurring problem is tennis elbow. (Most people who suffer from this have never even played tennis!) The elbow joint, ligaments and muscles are quite susceptible to injury from repetitive movements. If the muscles have gotten very tight around the elbow, they can become tender, sore and inflamed. There is often a ‘knock-on’ effect to the way your arm moves (or doesn’t move) to perform daily tasks. Prompt treatment for elbow pain is essential.
“Do you think I need an X-ray?” This is an extremely common question we get asked by our patients, almost daily. And, rightly so –