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Treating Tennis Elbow with Shockwave Therapy – Southgate Physio’s Expert Guide

November 06, 2023
Treating Tennis Elbow with Shockwave Therapy – Southgate Physio’s Expert Guide

Tennis elbow, clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that affects not only tennis players but also individuals engaged in various repetitive activities. At Southgate Physio, we understand the pain and discomfort this condition can cause. That’s why we’re excited to introduce shockwave therapy as an effective treatment option for tennis elbow.

Understanding Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition characterised by inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow. Despite its name, you don’t have to be a tennis player to develop this condition. It can affect anyone who repeatedly uses their forearm muscles, such as those involved in gripping, lifting, or repetitive arm motions.

Common Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Pain and tenderness on the outer part of the elbow. Weakness in the affected arm. Difficulty gripping or lifting objects. Pain that worsens with wrist movements.

Tennis Elbow Treatment

Shockwave Therapy – An Innovative Solution

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy shockwaves to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It has been proven effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including tennis elbow.

Why Shockwave Therapy is a Promising Solution for Tennis Elbow

Pain Relief: Shockwave therapy helps reduce pain by promoting blood flow and cellular repair in the affected area, resulting in quicker healing.

Non-Surgical: Unlike surgery, shockwave therapy is non-invasive and typically involves minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner.

Long-lasting Results: Many individuals experience long-term relief from their tennis elbow symptoms after a series of shockwave therapy sessions.

How Southgate Physio Can Help

At Southgate Physio, we have a team of skilled physiotherapists who specialise in treating musculoskeletal conditions like tennis elbow. When you visit our clinic for tennis elbow treatment, you can expect:

Comprehensive Assessment: Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the severity of your tennis elbow and develop a personalised treatment plan.

Shockwave Therapy: If deemed appropriate for your condition, we will administer shockwave therapy sessions using state-of-the-art equipment.

Rehabilitation: In addition to shockwave therapy, we offer rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the affected muscles and prevent future recurrences.

Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition, including self-care techniques and ergonomic advice to minimise strain on the elbow.


Don’t let tennis elbow hinder your daily life and activities any longer. At Southgate Physio, we’re committed to providing you with the best care and treatment options available. Shockwave therapy is just one of the many tools in our arsenal to help you recover from tennis elbow and regain pain-free function in your elbow.

If you’re suffering from tennis elbow or any other musculoskeletal condition, contact Southgate Physio today to schedule an appointment with our expert physiotherapists. We’re here to guide you on your journey to recovery.

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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