Elbow and Forearm

Pain in the elbow is most often felt at the outside of the elbow joint (tennis elbow). Tendonitis, fractures, dislocations and arthritis are the more common elbow problems.


Elbow and forearm injuries or pain occur due to either:

  • •    Direct trauma to the ligaments, connective tissue, bones, joint capsules, tendons, muscles or nerves of the      elbow complex
  • •    Overuse of these structures due to longstanding poor alignment or adverse biomechanics or
  • •    Referred pain from either the shoulder, neck or upper back areas.


Your corporatephysio will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis and design an effective treatment program.

Treatment includes:

Manual therapy Joint mobilisations trigger point therapy, acupressure, and soft tissue release and massage if necessary.
Exercise therapy Following injury and repair, tight structures need to be lengthened, weak tissues strengthened and balance needs to be restored. An exercise program will be designed to specifically meet your needs.
Strapping/Supports Following a sudden injury it is sometimes imperative to support, strap or immobilise the affected area. Physiotherapy strapping techniques are effective in this instance.
Posture/Ergonomics Poor posture and adverse work ergonomics can put unnecessary strain on the structures that surround and support the joints. Advice on good posture and ergonomics is important. Prevention is better than the cure.
Specialist referral Referral to an elbow specialist or for further tests if necessary.