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Navigating Tennis Elbow Treatment – Insights from Southgate Physio

July 04, 2024
Navigating Tennis Elbow Treatment – Insights from Southgate Physio

As part of our dedication to offering individualised care and customised treatment programmes, we at Southgate Physio recognise the value of supporting our patients as they navigate the process of managing ailments like tennis elbow. We’ll discuss shockwave therapy and cortisone injections from the viewpoints of tennis elbow treatment in this blog post, providing you with information from our clinic to assist you make decisions regarding your care.

Understanding Tennis Elbow:

Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow can cause pain and stiffness in the elbow tendons and have a major influence on day-to-day activities. The symptoms of tennis elbow can affect one’s ability to work, enjoy leisure activities, and maintain general health, regardless of whether one is an athlete, a manual labourer, or someone who performs repeated arm motions.

Shockwave Therapy: A Non-Invasive Approach:

At Southgate Physio, we often recommend shockwave therapy as a non-invasive treatment option for tennis elbow. Shockwave therapy utilizes acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promoting tissue regeneration and pain relief. Our experienced clinicians customise shockwave therapy sessions to each patient’s unique needs, providing targeted treatment that addresses the underlying cause of tennis elbow. With shockwave therapy, patients can expect minimal downtime and potentially long-lasting relief from their symptoms.

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Cortisone Injections:

Although cortisone injections can provide temporary relief for tennis elbow, patients should be aware of the risks and limitations associated with them. At Southgate Physio, we use caution while administering cortisone injections, taking the patient’s degree of pain, degree of activity, and desired course of therapy into account. Although cortisone injections can relieve pain right away, they could not treat the underlying cause of tennis elbow and entail other side effects such as tendon weakening and rupture. Our clinicians work closely with patients to weigh the benefits and risks of cortisone injections and explore alternative treatment options when appropriate.

Choosing the Best Treatment Strategy:

There is no one-size-fits-all method for treating tennis elbow. Patient-centred care is our top priority at Southgate Physio, and we take the time to learn about each patient’s particular needs, preferences, and treatment objectives. Our physiotherapists will be by your side every step of the way, whether you choose shockwave therapy, cortisone injections, or a combination of therapies. We are here to support you throughout your tennis elbow treatment journey, from the initial evaluation to further monitoring and follow-up care, so you may feel confident and at ease.

In conclusion, we at Southgate Physio are committed to giving our patients the information they need to make decisions regarding their care. Our skilled physiotherapists are here to discuss your options for treating tennis elbow, whether you’re thinking about shockwave therapy, cortisone injections, or something other treatment entirely.

If you want to know more, feel free to get in touch with us by calling 0208 3686767 or emailing us at

Physiotherapy Services We Offer:

Our clinic offers a wide range of treatments that are all recommended and tailored to everyone who comes and visits us. Our range of treatments complements the body and mind, helping to keep you pain and injury-free, delivering preventative measures to maintain your well-being and enhance your performance levels.

Our main aim is to restore your personal well-being so you can enjoy an active, healthy, and pain-free life. Click on any of the services to find out a little more about each treatment and understand if it might be right for you.

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