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Shockwave, Elbow Pain, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is very common, caused by injuries resulting from a variety of causes, including trauma, over-use of the joint in sporting activities, and even overstrain from desk-based work.  Some of the most common injuries we see and treat are tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow and bursitis.

Shockwave, Elbow Pain, Origin Health, Cheltenham

What are Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow?

Your elbow pain may be classified as “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) or “golfers’ elbow” (medial epicondylitis) regardless of whether you play tennis or golf!   

Both injuries may also be caused by other activities which place repeated stress on the elbow joint, such as home decorating or deskwork. 

With tennis elbow, you are likely to have overused the muscles that attach to your elbow and move your wrist.  The pain is typically on the outside of the elbow joint. 

If these muscles and their associated tendons are strained then small tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral epicondyle) on the outside of your elbow. 

Tennis elbow can be extremely painful and unfortunately may take a long time to resolve.  

Golfers’ elbow by contrast is mostly felt in the inside of the elbow joint. In this instance, your pain may be aggravated by lifting apparently innocuous items such a coffee mug, requiring a fairly tight grip and a slight twist of your wrist.  

What is Elbow Bursitis?

Bursas are fluid–filled sacs that surround bony protrusions of the skeleton, cushioning their contact with other bony surfaces. 

The elbow bursa surrounds the tip of your elbow.

“Bursitis” is a general term which refers to inflammation of a bursa whether in the shoulder, hip or elbow. 

In elbow bursitis, the inflamed sac is typically painful, red and warm to touch. 

There are various causes.  It can be linked to prolonged pressure on the elbow, trauma, infection, or associated with other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout. 

Elbow Pain, Origin Health, Cheltenham
Osteopathy Suite, Origin Health, Cheltenham

How Can You Treat Elbow Pain?

Our osteopaths will first assess your injury to understand the seat of the pain, before making recommendations about treatment. 

This may combine deep soft tissue massage, medication, articulation, ice and gentle stretches, while joint manipulation, Kinesiology Tape and/or shock-wave therapy may also be warranted. 

If required, we can also discuss use of our comprehensive rehabilitation facilities including our in-house infra-red sauna, yoga and Pilates studios.

Principal Osteopath:
Initial Consultation: £65
Follow-up Consultation: £60

Initial Consultation: £55
Follow-up Consultation: £50

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Osteopathy, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Osteopathy aims to improve the function of the body and reduce pain using a variety of evidence-based techniques including soft tissue massage, gentle-focused manipulation and rehabilitation advice.

Great for:

Low back pain & Sciatica | Neck & Shoulder pain | Knee pain | Foot & ankle pain | Jaw pain | Elbow pain
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Shockwave Therapy, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses an acoustic wave to carry high levels of energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues suffering from a range of injuries and other conditions.

Great for:

Tendon problems | Frozen shoulder  | Calcified tendons  | Shin splints  | Hip pain  | Plantar fasciitis  | Osteoarthritis 
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Infrared Sauna, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Infrared Sauna

The infrared sauna at Origin Health uses infrared light to safely heat the body from within. The radiant heat from the infrared light penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation.

Great for:

Better sleep | Relieve joint pain | Relief for muscle soreness | Recovery | Relaxation | Improves circulation
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Osteopathy, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Physiotherapists help people affected by injury or illness by using a variety of techniques such as movement and exercise, manual hands-on therapy, education and advice.

Great for:

Low back pain & Sciatica | Neck & Shoulder pain | Knee pain | Foot & ankle pain | Jaw pain | Elbow pain | Sports Injuries
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Shoulder treatment, Sports Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Sports Therapy & Sports Massage

Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders, treating pain and injury through hands-on techniques and rehabilitation. Sports massage works on deeper tissues than therapeutic massage and is highly effective at both treating and preventing injuries.

Great for:

Promotes healing  | Faster recovery  | Enhances endurance  | Increases flexibility  | Injury prevention 
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Dry Needling at Origin Health

Dry Needling

Dry needling stimulates the body’s healing process by targeting trigger points that have been activated in response to pain, causing surrounding muscles to tighten.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage treatment uses less pressure than a sports massage and is a combination of relaxation massage and remedial massage.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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kinesology taping by therapists at Origin Health

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is a highly successful technique used by our expert therapists to help support the body’s own healing process. 

Great for:

Joint, muscle & ligament support | Tennis & golfer’s elbow | Shoulder injuries | Bursitis | Postural issues | Lower back pain
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Nutritional Therapy at Origin Health Clinic, Cheltenham

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the use of foods, diets, fasting, supplements, functional foods and dietary counselling, assessment and support to help people reach their health goals. 

Great for:

Better sleep | Relieve joint pain | Relief for muscle soreness | Recovery | Relaxation | Improves circulation
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Reflexology, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, non-invasive treatment, applying pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands), which heals at a physical and emotional level.

Great for:

Stress | Anxiety | Pain | Fatigue | Nerve stimulation

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Yoga at Origin Health Clinic, Osteopaths & Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Cheltenham


Yoga is a mind and body practice, both spiritual and physical, focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 

Great for:

Relaxation | Increase strength and flexibility | Injury prevention | Relieve stress
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Reformer Pilates, Lydia Waldouk, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham


Pilates uses different movements and exercises, focusing on spinal and pelvic alignment and breathing, to help strengthen the body, improve posture, prevent injury, increase joint mobility, as well as help to relieve stress and tension.

Great for:

Improve posture | Relieve stress |Strength & flexibility | Injury prevention
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