How can you treat your patient’s lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia (LE)/tennis elbow)? How and when should you progress your patient’s exercise program? Is pain during their exercise program ok?
In this episode, which is Part 2 of Lateral Elbow pain with Dr Leanne Bisset, we explore in detail how you can differentially diagnose LE from other causes of lateral elbow pain, and treat it successfully.
- Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of LE
- How to get the best outcomes for your patients when treating LE
- Do isometrics work?
- How can you commence strengthening?
- Should your patient experience any pain during their exercise program?
- When and how can you incorporate Mobilisation with Movement into your treatment program?
- How to perform MWM’s for LE
- How to progress your treatment
- Identifying and treating radial nerve involvement
- Incorporating strengthening for the upper limb
- High level athletes and weightlifters with lateral elbow pain - is this likely to be LE or another condition?
- Identifying nerve root irritation with pain over the lateral elbow
- Taping methods to deload the lateral elbow when there is nerve involvement
- Clinical reasoning of your treatment
- Predictors of poor treatment prognosis
- When to order imaging
- Evidence for and against other treatment strategies including the Cyriax approach, massage, laser, ESWT, corticosteroids and PRP
- Validated screening tools for LE, including the PRTEE
In this episode, Leanne answers a lot of your questions on LE, asked via Twitter and the Clinical Edge newsletter.
Dr Leanne Bisset is a Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy lecturer and researcher at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia who has extensively researched and published on lateral elbow pain, and spends a large proportion of her clinical time treating the upper limb and lateral elbow.
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