The most common problems we see with the elbows are breaks, dislocations, tennis elbow or golfers elbows.
Tennis elbow involves pain felt on the outside of the elbow. It is usually a result of repetitive activity. This results in an damaged tendon which becomes very painful when used (lifting the kettle, pruning, shaking hands).
Treatment includes unloading the tendon attachment site with certain taping techniques, rest from the aggravating activity, stretching, strengthening exercises and educating you on managing the problem.
“Golfers” elbow is a similar problem but involves the inside of the elbow. Movements affecting this includes bending the wrist down (golf swing).
This is treated in a similar fashion to tennis elbows but with different exercises.