Tennis & Golfer's Elbow in Leigh-on-Sea & Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Tennis & Golfer's Elbow

We offer therapies for both tennis elbow and golfer's elbow in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at The Body Matters. Therapy for these conditions is available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We also offer telephone & online support and remote consultations. 


What is tennis elbow and golfer's elbow?

Many people have heard of these terms but may not understand the specifics of either condition.

  • Tennis elbow affects the outside point of the elbow and is medically referred to as either lateral epicondylitis or lateral elbow tendinopathy.
  • Golfers elbow affects the inside of the elbow and is referred to as either medial epicondylitis or medial elbow tendinopathy.

The terminology has changed over the years and epicondylitis is now out of date as it is not felt that the epicondyle (a bony prominence where the muscles attach) is affected as much as the tendon is, thus the name has changed.

Can anyone get tennis or golfer's elbow?

The reason they have been nick-named tennis and golfers' elbow is that it is seen more commonly in these populations than in the general population. This does not mean that non-players of the sport cannot get it or vice versa anyone that plays tennis does get it, but the nicknames have stuck.

The nature of either condition is based on disruption to the tendon tissue that modulates muscle contraction across the wrist and elbow joint. Disruption is created by load, or resistance across the tissue depending on the kind of habits or activities we do regularly, and the tissue adaptation to that loading. Over a long period of time tissues become sensitive to load and cause pain on use.

Where to get treatment for tennis elbow and golfer's elbow?

For anyone suffering elbow pain, whether you play tennis or not, it is important not to ignore mild symptoms and dismiss them as something that will go away on their own. They may well do, but there is always the risk of it developing into something worse if ignored.

Treatment is aimed at improving the range of movement at the joint and reducing sensitivity in the affected muscles tissues. A rehab programme is then imperative to improve the tolerability of normal activities and return to normal.

We are open with safe distancing and hygiene measures in place

The Body Matters clinic is currently open, by appointment only, with safe distancing and hygiene measures in place. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period. 

Remote consultations also available

We continue to offer remote consultations (if required) to provide our services without physical interaction.

Read our COVID-19 update for more information.


Make an enquiry

Call The Body Matters on 01702 714968 for more information about treatments for tennis elbow and golfer's elbow in Southend-on-Sea.

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We are open weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period.

To book an appointment phone 01702 714968 or click here to email