Elbow pain is caused by damage or inflammation to the joint, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves. The most common problem is tendinitis which is an overuse injury. The challenge healing an elbow injury is the fact that we use our hands and arms daily, which prolongs the healing process.
How can My PT help my elbow pain?
Custom Physical Therapy can help. An evaluation is performed first to find out why the elbow hurts. This will include assessing posture, elbow range of motion, muscle strength, joint mobility, special tests, and palpation.
Next, a treatment plan is recommended. This can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic modalities. Clients are asked to return for follow up visits to assess response to treatment so there is a natural progression of treatment.
Treatment plans could range from 1-3 visits per week. Treatment could continue for several weeks, depending on the severity of the problem. Because the body is dynamic and different events in life can affect progress, on going maintenance treatment can be very effective at controlling symptoms from worsening or returning.
What elbow conditions does My PT treat?
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
What other symptoms happen to the elbow?
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty gripping, squeezing, twisting, or pinching
- Difficulty bending or extending arm