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Teniski lakat vrlo je čest uzrok bolova u laktu

If these questions are familiar to you znači da trebate pomoć. 

Problemi s laktom rješivi su brzo i dugoročno!

Riješite problem s laktom i vratite se Vašem sportu!

We understand that you have tried almost all solutions and think that there is no solution for you. 

Problem s laktom smo u našoj ordinaciji riješili velikom broju pacijenata and sportaša te su se SVI vratili u stanje prije boli i ograničenja!

We can do the same for you!

Physiotherapist Toni

Tennis elbow

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common overstrain syndromes characterized by pain and tenderness in the area outside the elbow. It occurs in response to the excessive activity of the extensor muscles of the forearm that overload and create inflammation in the tendons of these muscles. 

The name comes from the fact that it often occurs in tennis players due to specific movements and loads on the extensors of the forearm when holding the racquet and playing tennis. 

But, tennis is the cause of tennis elbow only in 5% of cases, in the other 95% of cases, it is other specific repetitive activities and occupations. The most common professions in which tennis elbow occurs are foresters, painters, car mechanics, plumbers, ceramists, cooks, bricklayers, factory workers, shoemakers, surgeons, and dentists.

Tennis elbow
Rendgen teniskog lakta

Symptoms and diagnosis of tennis elbow


  • pain in the area of the outside of the elbow 
  • swelling in the area outside of the elbow
  • pain when moving the elbow joint
  • difficulty performing work and daily activities due to pain in the elbow area
  • redness in the area outside of the elbow
  • reduced strength in the hand 
  • difficulty turning keys in the lock
  • weakness of grip when shaking hands
  • pain in the elbow during sleep 



  • medical history - to determine whether there is an old injury or deficit in the area of the elbow joint 
  • clinical examination - a physiotherapist or a medical doctor perform a detailed examination of the elbow joint to determine the level of pain and how much mobility is reduced in the joint
  • EMNG - the conduction of impulses along the nerves of the arm is checked and at what speed they are carried out, the electrical activity of the affected muscles in the elbow area can also be checked
  • X-ray – is performed to determine the potential presence of arthritis in the area of the elbow joint
  • MRI - is done specifically on the cervical spine to check for the presence of disc protrusion that compresses nerves that extend into the elbow area

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Goals of physical therapy in tennis elbow:

  • reduce / eliminate pain in the elbow area and surrounding muscles
  • reduce / eliminate swelling in the area outside the elbow 
  • restore normal and painless mobility in the elbow joint
  • restore the full strength of the hand and the forearm 
  • allow the patient to return to work without pain and restrictions
Types of therapy and their action: 
  • dry needling - we use it to relax hypertonic (too tense) muscles of the forearm, which are the main culprits of tennis elbow syndrome, and also to stimulate the regeneration of tendons of the same muscles
  • medical flossing - we do compression with rubber bands to relieve movement, reduce pain and increase the function in the elbow joint
  • kinesiotaping - serves as an auxiliary technique to maintain and enhance the effects of dry needling, medical flossing and targeted therapeutic exercises 
  • vježbe istezanja – koristimo ih za opuštanje i povećanje fleksibilnosti ekstenzora podlaktice kako bi smanjili pritisak na zglob lakta i povećali mobilnost 
  • vježbe jačanja – na kraju same rehabilitacije radimo na snazi ekstenzora podlaktice kako bi mišići bili spremni za teže aktivnosti i sindrom se ne bi vratio
Terapija teniskog lakta

Frequently asked questions about tennis elbow:

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: although it often appears in tennis players, they are only 5% of the population affected by tennis elbow syndrome. The other 95% are workes and other specialists that require repetitive intense forearm muscle activity during work.

If you rest for a long time and do not strain the extensors of the forearm, the inflammation can calm down and the elbow can heal. 

But in our opinion, it is a much better option to contact a physiotherapist who will significantly speed up the recovery process and guide you on how to make sure that the syndrome never comes back. 

The best prevention of tennis elbow syndrome is to keep the muscles of the forearm strong and flexible. This means to regularly stretch and strengthen the muscles so that there is no possibility for the same overload and for extensor tendons to become inflamed. 

Why our therapy?

Progress after the first treatment.

We work on quick and long-term solutions for the problem and after the first treatment you will feel improvement and relief of the symptoms.

Friendly clinic

In our clinic, we maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere so that you do not have additional stress.

There's no maintenance

We provide effective and long-term solutions for your problem in order for you to save money and time!

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Targeted rehabilitation plan

1. step: Book an appointment with us

By e-mail, message or call we will book you the first appointment in which we will find out and explain the exact problem.

2. step: Rehabilitation plan and program

In cooperation with you, we create an individual, fast and effective rehabilitation plan and program that will surely lead you to optimal condition.

3. Return to normal life

Finally you will be pain free again and move with ease.

Reviews of our patients

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Anja GrgicAnja Grgic
11:50 13 Dec 22
I booked the first appointment based on a recommendation due to long-term problems with the lumbar region, cervical spine, migraines, tingling in the feet and sciatica in both legs. With the first treatment, we solved the inflammation and pain in the upper back and trapezius, for which I ended up in the emergency room before arriving. With the second treatment I no longer feel sciatica or tingling in my feet. My body is recovering phenomenally every day. I booked a third appointment, so long-term constant problems (12 years!!!) Toni solved in just 3 treatments. I am delighted with the approach and professionalism of physiotherapist Toni. It is not enough to say that I am grateful and sincerely recommend it from the bottom of my heart.
Bojan MihalicekBojan Mihalicek
21:30 17 Nov 22
I came with a problem of the cervical and lumbar spine (which lasts 15 years), tingling in the legs (as a consequence of sciatica), and injury of the ankle and Achilles tendon of the leg from a year ago. He solved all my problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Tony is extremely accessible and explains everything he does in detail. Expertise, customer relationship, and communication are at a very high level. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has not been helped by conventional techniques.
Bernard ButoracBernard Butorac
21:10 17 Nov 22
I came to Tony through the recommendation of a handball player friend and I did not regret it. In several treatments, he solved the problem of a painful cervical spine and jaw that was painful to the movement and bite. The mobility of the jaw is very important to me because I'm in the singing business. The boyfriend also came with a problem with the cervical and lumbar spine, tingling in the legs, and injury to the wrist and tendon of the leg. He solved our problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Toni is very approachable and everything he does he explains in detail, and also without hesitation you can ask him anything you want to know, so we let him in without fear. Business, expertise, customer relationship, and communication 5+.
Vesna KlanacVesna Klanac
17:44 28 Oct 22
After two dry needling treatments, my shoulder and neck loosened up, and the tension eased enough that after two months I finally have no headaches and no more dizziness. After the third dry needling treatment, the remaining pain on the right side, like muscle tension, has almost disappeared. I'm looking forward to the last treatment. Although it is known as a painful treatment, it was very tolerable for me, and it even seemed very relaxing. I am very glad that I found Toni on IG.
Sonja BrajkinaSonja Brajkina
04:31 12 Oct 22
Physio Toni is a very pleasant, educated and humble young person, who knows his job without much mystification and philosophy "hits the head" and immediately goes to solve the problem as quickly as possible and more than successfully. In communication, he is also pleasant and measured, adapts to the patient and has wide knowledge and can talk to him about various topics, which makes the treatment even easier and leads to the feeling that the treatment lasts much shorter than it really does.So successful in my case that after 9 months of almost vegetating due to enormous pain, after the first treatment, I started walking at least 5 km a day, and after the second I started again working out! I can only recommend this young expert in his field and say a big thank you to him.
10:11 26 Sep 22
If I could give 100 stars, it would be small. It's actually hard for me to put together impressions and sentences and to fully express how grateful I am. What a relief after years of shoulder discomfort and inability to rotate, when you finally manage to rotate your shoulder all the way. No pain! Tony's expertise, knowledge, and love for his job are evident in his every sentence. The problem is approached directly, without BS, immediately tells what and how to expect. I had high expectations that he exceeded. Tony, thank you!
16:37 24 Jul 22
The man, without any philosophy, quickly and efficiently solved the problem of the lower spine, which had followed me for more than five years and which I thought would remain chronic. I recommend everyone to go and let Tony examine him and decide which solution is best. Tony, thank you again!
Janja MuzinaJanja Muzina
07:42 14 May 22
I'm gonna use the kids 'dictionary and say," I don't like dry needling!". With the recommendation of a friend who I talked to about the pain I was living with due to a messy life and long hours of computer work, I came to Tony for treatment. During the treatment, Tony eased my pain by talking and explaining. I went back for another treatment. Today I live without pain and I recommend Tony to everyone for his professionalism, expertise and human approach with respect to the client.

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