Tell me about … tennis elbow?
Have you heard of tennis elbow? Thought it was a thing of the past and something that people just ‘moan about’? Think again as this is a very real condition, bringing pain and discomfort to so many people across the UK. Could you be one of those who need the help of an injury solicitor? You could as this is one of many workplace injuries in Dalbeattie.
What is tennis elbow?
This is a painful condition that results from the overuse of muscles around the elbow joint. These muscles are attached to the elbow, helping the joint to move comfortably and not over-extend.
Would Accident Advice Helpline be able to help?
You can suffer from this condition for a variety of reasons. In most mild cases, with rest, it simply repairs itself and goes away, never returning in most cases.
But, it is also a condition associated with repetitive motion and is sometimes categorised as a repetitive strain injury – a group of conditions called RSI.
As we said, in most cases, tennis elbow with REST, goes away. But, in the cases of some people, it does not and this is because, despite a diagnosis, they have been carrying out the same work or repetitive tasks that possibly caused the problem in the first place.
Under Health & Safety Regulations, your employer must do their very best to accommodate you in the workplace, so that you safe and secure and workplace injuries in Dalbeattie are kept to a minimum. This includes injuries such as RSI and if it can be shown that they were not attentive or mindful of these guidelines, causing your tennis elbow to be worse, you may have a claim for compensation.
And this is where Accident Advice Helpline and one of our solicitors come in.
Treatment for tennis elbow
In minor cases, many patients are told to rest the affected elbow, not repeating any repetitive movements, allowing the inflamed elbow muscles to relax. Accompanied by effective anti-inflammatory medication, the affected elbow will heal within a few weeks.
However, for some people the problem is more severe and ingrained. As well as medication, they may need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to investigate the level and severity of any possible muscle damage, as well as specialist treatment such as physiotherapy.
Even with all this treatment, some people find that the pain of tennis elbow never goes away completely.
Think you need to talk about workplace injuries in Dalbeattie?
You are welcome to do so! Why not call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and, after a short conversation with one of our advisers, an expert injury solicitor could be working on your case in next to no time!
Date Published: 24th January 2014
Author: David Brown