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Tennis Elbow Treatment Ottawa

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Transform Your Tennis Elbow Recovery

If you’re experiencing the discomfort of tennis elbow, you know how much this condition can disrupt one’s daily life. At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we specialize in providing advanced and effective tennis elbow treatment in Ottawa to facilitate your recovery and pain relief.
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Understanding Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition resulting from overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles, leading to elbow pain. This repetitive strain injury is not limited to athletes; it frequently affects individuals engaged in activities involving repetitive arm and wrist use.

Causes of Tennis Elbow

  • Repetitive Motion: Activities that involve repetitive arm, wrist, and hand use can strain the muscles and tendons.
  • Sports Activities: Common in tennis players, golfers, and other sports enthusiasts due to repetitive arm movements.

Occupational Hazards: Jobs that involve mechanics, painting, plumbing, or extensive computer use can increase the risk.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Pain and Tenderness: Usually on the outside of the elbow, which can radiate down the forearm.
  • Weak Grip Strength: Difficulty in holding objects, turning door knobs, or shaking hands.
  • Stiffness: The elbow might feel stiff, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
  • Pain During Movements: Experiencing pain while lifting objects, using tools, or even when extending the forearm.
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Our Holistic Approach to Tennis Elbow Treatment

Physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in treating tennis elbow, focusing on alleviating pain, restoring function, and preventing future injuries.

  • Manual Therapy: Enhancing movement in the elbow and forearm.
  • Exercise Therapy: Customized exercises to strengthen and stretch the affected muscles.
  • Shockwave Therapy: Medically proven to reduce pain and stimulate healing
  • Acupuncture: By precisely placing needles at key points, acupuncture aims to relieve pain by stimulating the body’s own healing response.

Chiropractic care complements tennis elbow treatment, particularly when joint dysfunction is a contributing factor.

  • Joint Adjustment:Improving joint mobility and reducing nerve irritation.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Concentrating on the muscles and tendons around the elbow for relief.
  • Acupuncture: Treatment modality that can help reduce tennis elbow pain.

Massage therapy is instrumental in relieving muscle tension, improving circulation, and accelerating treatment.

  • Reduced Muscle Stiffness: Alleviating strain on the elbow joint.
  • Enhanced Blood Flow: Facilitating healing in the affected tissues.

Osteopathy addresses the structural and functional aspects of the body, including the alignment and health of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Manual Joint Manipulation: To improve mobility and alleviate discomfort.
  • Soft Tissue Techniques: Focused on easing tension in muscles and tendons.

Get Back to Peak Performance

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we are committed to providing effective tennis elbow treatment in Ottawa. Our team of experts is prepared to assist you in overcoming pain and regaining strength and mobility. Contact us today to book your appointment and take the first step towards reclaiming an active, pain-free lifestyle. Let us be your partner in healing at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre.

Our Locations

Vitality Physiotherapy

Riverside South

4184 Spratt Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Z6

Client Care:
(613) 425-7700

Hours: Monday: 8 am-8pm Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm Friday: 7 am- 6 pm
Saturdays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre Findlay Creek

Findlay Creek

111 Shuttleworth Dr. #8,
Ottawa, ON K1T 0W7

Client Care:
(613) 425-3500

Monday – Thursday: 7 am-8pm
Friday: 7 am- 6 pm

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5100 Kanata Avenue
Unit 3, Kanata, ON, K2K 0P1

Client Care:
(613)- 604-8569

Monday: 12pm-8pm
Tuesday: 7 am- 3pm
Wednesday: 12 pm- 8pm
Thursday – Friday: 7 am- 3pm

Kemptville Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness


3000 County Rd 43 Unit C4,
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Client Care:
(613) 604-0008

Monday: 8 am-8pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm
Friday: 7 am- 5 pm

Tennis Elbow Treatment Ottawa FAQs

Recovery time for tennis elbow varies depending on the severity of the condition and the individual’s response to treatment. Generally, patients may start to experience significant improvement within a few weeks of consistent treatment. However, complete recovery can sometimes take several months. It’s important to adhere to the treatment plan, including exercises and lifestyle modifications, as advised by your healthcare provider. Regular follow-up and adjusting the treatment plan as needed can also influence the recovery time.
Yes, tennis elbow can reoccur, especially if the patient returns to the activities that initially caused the condition without proper preventative measures. To reduce the risk of recurrence, it’s crucial to continue with strengthening and stretching exercises even after the pain subsides. Additionally, implementing ergonomic adjustments in daily activities and sports techniques can help prevent re-injury.
During tennis elbow treatment, it’s advisable to avoid activities that exacerbate the pain or put excessive strain on the affected elbow. These typically include gripping or lifting heavy objects, repetitive wrist and arm movements, and activities that involve extending the arm against resistance. Your therapist will provide a list of specific exercises and movements to avoid, tailored to your condition and recovery stage. It’s important to follow these guidelines closely to facilitate healing and prevent further injury.
Continuing sports activities while undergoing treatment for tennis elbow depends on the severity of the condition and the type of sport. Low-impact sports that don’t strain the elbow may be permissible. However, it’s crucial to consult with your healthcare provider and follow their recommendations. They may suggest modifying your technique or using supportive equipment to reduce the risk of aggravating the condition.