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Myths and Facts - Tennis Elbow

Symmetry Physio - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Check out the myths and facts of common ailments, this week Tennis Elbow.

Tennis Elbow


  • You can only get pain from playing tennis

  • Movin your elbow will make the pain worse


  • Pain is usually due to your wrist muscles

  • Physiotherapy is more effective that a cortisone injection

  • Pain can be referred from the neck, shoulder or elbow joint

  • Tennis elbow is most common in the dominant arm

  • It is more common in people 35 -54 years old

  • The average duration if 6 months to 2 years

  • Recurrence rates range between 33-50% after 18 months

Is it important to see your Physiotherapist to ensure a specific diagnosis can be made and that your treatment can be tailored towards your injury. This will reduce the duration of your pain and recurrence rates. 

The team at Symmetry Physiotherapy

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