Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition that causes pain to the lateral elbow of both sides. It occurs when tendons in your elbow become inflamed and painful. This causes weakness and pain that can limit the ability to grip objects, lift objects or move your fingers. Shockwave therapy treatment can provide more effective results than other types of injection therapies.
Shockwave therapy uses a focused shock wave to treat the tendon and surrounding area and decrease swelling, which allows for movement of the tendons and muscles.
It is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to help relieve pain and other symptoms associated with tendinitis. The treatment delivers energy into tissue through the use of high-frequency impulses, which stimulate blood flow to affected areas. This can reduce inflammation and help speed recovery time as it induces the body to promote new collagen production in damaged tissue.
After the initial assessment and treatment, most client will experience an immediate improvement in pain and function.
For patients with long-term recovery periods, shockwave therapy has been proven to be an effective form of treatment. Your physio will be able to discuss with you how many sessions might be necessary to achieve this.