Osteopathy sessions for elbow injuries can range from tendonitis to capsulitis and generally can take a long time to recover.

Tendinitis is an inflammation tendon at the point of insertion to a muscle or periostea. There are two main types of tendonitis in the elbow; Epicondilitis and Epitrocleitis. The first is commonly named tennis elbow and the latter golf elbow as these sports tend to provoke these types of tendinitis.

Osteopathy sessions for elbow injuries; Epicondylitis and Epitrocleitis

Pain is felt when the hand and or fingers are flexed, when the fingers move (such as typing) and carrying weight.

To establish epicondylitis the wrist is flexed, in neutral or in extension and resistance is applied against the back of the hand. To establish is the tendinitis is Epitrocletis the same tests are applied but resistance applied against the palm of the hand.

To determine if there are any other tendon injuries in the arm the Osteopath may carry out additional tests such as:

The pronator and superior muscles test. Where he forearm is rotated internally and externally against resistance to observe any pain at the wrist or elbow.

Biceps and triceps test – The arm is flexed and resistance applied to the forearm towards and away from the shoulder.

Bursitis and Capsulitis; the elbow joint is compressed and stretched.

Osteopathy sessions for elbow injuries; Epicondilitis

  1. Quiro massage in the arm from the neck to the wrist.
  2. Cyriax in the tendon effected
  3. Frictions active and passive towards the wrist.
  4. De-cooptation to break any inertias
  5. Unblock and vertebras C3 – C7 in the neck and unblock the elbow

Osteopathy sessions for elbow injuries; Epicondilitis

  1. Quiro massage in the arm from the neck to the wrist.
  2. Cyriax in the tendon effected
  3. Frictions active and passive towards the wrist.
  4. De-cooptation to break any inertias
  5. Unblock and vertebras C3 – C7 in the neck and unblock the elbow

For more information regarding our massage or Osteopathy sessions for elbow injuries. Click here. We also recommend a course of Pilates to help prevent any further injuries.

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