Elbow Pain

From sports injuries to strain from everyday tasks, physical therapy has effective techniques for easing all types of elbow pain.

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Physical Therapy for Elbow Pain

Elbow pain and injuries are very commonly seen in athletes, but are certainly not isolated to this population. Repetitive activities at work, sport, or during daily living such as typing, throwing or gardening can lead to tendon or nerve injuries creating pain in the elbow and forearm.

 

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Growth plate injuries (little league elbow)
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fracture

Symptoms of elbow injuries may include:

  • Elbow and forearm pain
  • Difficulty gripping
  • Stiffness of the elbow
  • Difficulty reaching, pushing, or pulling

How We Treat

A physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation aimed at determining the underlying cause of your elbow pain and will create a customized program to address your needs. This examination may include screening the entire upper quarter including your shoulder and neck as often these can be contributing to your elbow pain. Services for elbow pain may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation)
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Dry Needling

 

 

*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.

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What to Expect

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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