Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
The range of shoulder and elbow surgeries we offer:
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain to the bony area of your outer elbow. It can often occur after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons near your elbow. This condition can be very painful and limiting on what day-to-day activities you are able to do like gripping small objects for example.
Tennis elbow can often be treated without surgery, for example you may find taking painkillers and have physiotherapy works at stopping the pain. However more severe conditions or prolonged pain may require surgery meaning your surgeon will either repair or remove the damaged part of the tendon.
You don’t need to play golf to suffer from golfer's elbow, but it is one activity that increases the risk of this painful condition affecting the inside of the elbow joint.
Golfer's elbow is also known as medial eipicondylitis and causes pain and inflammation at the point where the flexor tendons of the forearm are attached to the upper arm. The pain is focused on the bony bump on the inside of the elbow and may radiate along the forearm.
Golfer's elbow is usually caused by overuse of the muscles in the forearm that allow you to rotate your arm and flex your wrist. Repetitive flexing, gripping or swinging can cause pulls or tiny tears in the tendons close to where they are attached to the bone.
Any repetitive hand, wrist or forearm motions can lead to golfer's elbow. Risky sports include tennis, squash and other racquet sports, bowling and cricket. People may also get it from using tools like screwdrivers and hammers, or raking in the garden, or painting the house.
Golfer's elbow is related to tennis elbow, another type of elbow tendinitis. Unlike golfer's elbow, tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the joint.
Golfer's elbow could also be treated using Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatment.
Surgery to treat impingement or a tear to the shoulder rotator cuff.
Surgery to replace the shoulder joint.