Epicondylalgia or tennis elbow

What is epitroclealgia or tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is the injury of the tendon of the forearm muscles that insert into the epicondyle (external bony projection of the elbow).

This generates localized pain in the area, in addition to an increase in the sensitivity of the wrist and finger flexor muscles.

It is commonly known as tennis elbow, due to overuse and repetitive flexion of the wrist joint.


  • Forearm pain
  • Pain during mainly extension movements
  • Pain during gripping
  • Deficit of outside mainly in extension movement
  • Strength deficit during grip
  • Possible alteration of sensitivity and/or loss of strength to hands


What may be the causes of tennis elbow?

  • Overuse
  • Direct trauma
  • Cervical and upper dorsal pathology predispose to suffer from it


How is epitrochlealgia treated?

First of all, a global, exhaustive and complete assessment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system is carried out, and depending on the results, we evaluate which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the readaptation team will carry out an intervention through therapeutic exercise

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

The Hyperbaric Chamber can be a great ally in the recovery, thanks to the oxygenation that occurs in the tissues that is produced in the tissues, reduces the recovery time of breaks, wounds, muscle injuries and bone fractures.

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