Lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia/tennis elbow) affects a lot of athletes, manual workers and office workers, and can respond fantastically to Physiotherapy treatment, or in other patients with a similar presentation, not at all.
Dr Leanne Bisset is a Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy lecturer and researcher at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia that has extensively researched and published on lateral elbow pain, and spends the majority of her clinical time treating the upper limb and lateral elbow.
This is a two part podcast, and in Part 1, episode 44 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Dr Leanne Bisset discuss:
- Why is Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE) difficult to treat?
- What tissue pathology exists in LE
- Pain pattern for LE
- Patient reports that will help your diagnosis of LE
- Important aspects to communicate with your patients regarding their LE
- Objective tests that you can perform
- Patient advice
- Should you rest your patients or provide exercises?
- How is tendinopathy in the Upper Limb different to the Lower Limb?
- Commencing treatment
- How to incorporate manual therapy into your treatment
- Exercises you can start your treatment with
- Should you include isometric exercises for lateral elbow pain
- How often should your patients perform their exercises
- Exercise into pain, or avoid pain?