Elbow Pain

Need Relief From Tennis Elbow?

The elbow is very susceptible to injury. Whether your elbow is sore from sitting at a desk all day, from a specific repetitive motion performed at work or at home, or because you had an especially competitive game of tennis, physical therapy can help.

Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, affects 1%-3% of the population. It is a painful condition developed from overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles and/or tendons. Pain slowly develops around the outside of the elbow and worsens when flexing surrounding muscles.

A physical therapist can diagnose the condition through physical examination and analysis of pain history of the elbow. It rarely requires surgery, and physical therapy is a very realistic and successful treatment option. Therapy will vary according to the condition’s severity and the patient’s medical history, but will include an individualized program to reduce pain and inflammation.

One successful treatment relieving pain and restoring function is the Graston Technique. The non-invasive mobilization technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the therapist identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. It increases blood circulation and stimulates healing and realignment of the scar tissue over the whole affected arm.

Benefits of Graston Technique include:

  • Decreased overall time of
  • Faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolved chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Our physical therapists will also spend time educating you about the condition and how to reduce elbow inflammation and pain. Proper movement technique, rest and ice are early treatment options. To further the healing process, a therapist will work with you to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons surrounding the injured elbow.

If you are suffering from chronic elbow pain or experiencing tennis elbow symptoms, please contact one of our offices to schedule a free physical examination. We look forward to helping you return to using your elbow pain free!

Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, affects 1%-3% of the population. It is a painful condition developed from overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles and/or tendons. Pain slowly develops around the outside of the elbow and worsens when flexing surrounding muscles.

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