After years of practice and dedication to your instrument, you have found yourself suffering from shooting pains in your elbow, making it incredibly difficult to play, let alone enjoy.
You could be suffering from tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, without even knowing it! When the muscles and tendons around our elbows are subject to strenuous overuse, small tears and inflammation can grow on the outside of the elbow causing pain.
Despite its name, tennis elbow can develop from activities other than tennis such as decorating or playing stringed instruments like the guitar, violin, viola or cello.
Tennis elbow can get better over time without treatment, but this typically involves resting your elbow and stopping the activity causing the pain which often is not possible for practicing musicians, particularly when the condition can last for six months up to as long as two years. The current recommended treatment for tennis elbow involves taking pain killers for mild pains and physiotherapy for severe cases.
MAC Clinical Research in Manchester, however, are trialling a new study drug for tennis elbow which could go on to provide more reliable treatment for the condition which could help thousands of others who are suffering.
If you think you could be suffering from tennis elbow, you could be eligible for our upcoming clinical trial. MAC Clinical Research are looking for males and females aged between 18-70 years old with tennis elbow to participate in our upcoming clinical trial.
For more information on the trial and to register your interest visit: