Tennis Elbow

Also known as lateral epicondylitis. Caused often by playing excessive tennis however is caused by the shock absorbed by the elbow and can therefore happen in many other sports. It is caused by inflammation and of one or several of the forearm muscles usually 2cm below the outer edge of the elbow.


  • Pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain when the hand is bent back
  • Weakness in the wrist
  • Pain when palpating over the lateral epicondyle (outside of the elbow)

Article on Tennis elbow from Bupa

Hamstring Strain

The hamstring muscles (group of 3) run from the back of the knee up to the bottom of your pelvis. The muscles assist in many movements but their main action is to bend the knee, pulling the heel towards the bottom. They are commonly shortened through a lack of stretching both before and/or after exercise. They can be damaged through over-stretching or over use whilst playing sport or in the gym.


  • Change to gait
  • Tenderness and pain – especially whilst stretching
  • Feeling that ‘it’s going to go’ where the muscle strain has occurred

Article from ‘DrFoot’