Tennis Elbow Physiotherapy Treatment

Tennis elbow is a condition that can cause pain and discomfort in the elbow and arm. Also called Lateral Epicondylitis, It is caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons in the arm and elbow, which can lead to inflammation of the tendons.

At Opal Physiotherapy Clinic, we offer specialized and effective tennis elbow physiotherapy treatment in Langley to help you regain strength, flexibility, and functionality in your affected arm. Our highly skilled and experienced physiotherapists are dedicated to providing personalized care and treatment plans for your specific needs and goals.

Tennis Elbow Treatment

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Despite its name, tennis elbow affects more than just tennis players and can be caused by repetitive gripping activities, especially if they involve the thumb and first two fingers.

Symptoms of tennis elbow

  • Pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow
  • Pain in the elbow when you grip something
  • Weakness in the forearm and wrist when you lift something
  • Stiffness in the elbow
  • Pain that worsens with activities like opening jars, lifting, holding a cup and turning door knobs

Causes of tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is primarily caused by overuse and muscle strain injury. Repeated contraction of the forearm muscles and wrist can lead to tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence outside the elbow.

Although the name suggests a connection to tennis, the condition can affect anyone involved in repetitive gripping activities, especially those involving the thumb and first two fingers.

Treatment for tennis elbow

Rest and self-care may help you feel better if you have a minor case of tennis elbow that has grown over time. Even if your discomfort is now minimal, you might still want to consult a physical therapist about tennis elbow. It can develop into a chronic condition if not properly treated.


If you have a tennis elbow, you can take measures at home to relieve your pain and help your injury heal.

  • Rest your arm. Avoid activities that strain your forearm muscles and tendons, such as tennis, golf, and gardening.
  • Ice your elbow for 15 minutes at a time, initially to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers as necessary
  • Use a forearm strap or elbow pad to help relieve pain.
  • Perform stretching and strengthening exercises for your elbow.
  • Gradually start to use your arm for normal activities as your pain improves.
Tennis Elbow Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy for tennis elbow

Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the elbow and forearm. It can also help to improve the range of motion and strengthen the muscles and tendons around the elbow.

Our approach to tennis elbow treatment

We take a comprehensive approach to treating tennis elbow. Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the severity of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that may include the following:

  • Pain management: We utilize pain-relief techniques such as ice, heat, modalities and soft tissue massage to help alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Manual therapy: Our physiotherapists may perform joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques to improve the flexibility and mobility of your elbow.
  • Exercise prescription: We will provide a tailored exercise program to help strengthen your forearm muscles and improve your elbow’s functionality and grip strength.
  • Activity modification: Our therapist will work with you to identify and modify activities contributing to your tennis elbow symptoms.
  • Education: We will teach you the proper techniques and strategies to prevent future Lateral Epicondylitis episodes.
  • Bracing and taping: Our physiotherapists sometimes recommend using a brace or taping to help support your elbow during healing.

Why choose Opal Physiotherapy Clinic for tennis elbow treatment in Langley?

  • Experienced physiotherapists: Our therapists are dedicated to providing personalized care and treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals.
  • State-of-the-art facility: Our clinic has the latest technology and equipment to provide the best care and treatment.
  • Flexible appointment scheduling: We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
  • Convenient location: We are conveniently located with ample parking and easy access to public transportation.
  • Direct billing: We offer direct billing to most insurance providers for your convenience.

Let us help you return to your daily activities without pain and discomfort. Contact our clinic today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey toward recovery.