Tennis and Golfers Elbow
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) are common conditions and are not limited to people who play sports.
Epicondylitis is a tendinopathy, that is a condition affecting tendons that causes pain, especially near where the tendon attaches to bone. Xrays are usually normal though tendon changes can be shown by ultrasound or MRI scans.
Treatment initially will involve rest, physiotherapy and sometimes steroid (cortisone) injections. If symptoms are persistent other treatment such as shockwave (ultrasound) treatment can be used. Fortunately these conditions will usually resolve and surgery is only rarely required.
To ask a question about tennis elbow or golfers elbow or to book an appointment, contact our specialist team available Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm. Our shoulder team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.
If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment. If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.
If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.