Physical Therapy For Elbow Pain

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May 04
2018

Physical Therapy For Elbow Pain

One of the normal side effects of tennis elbow is pain. However, you don’t necessarily need to be a tennis player to encounter tennis elbow or elbow pain.

Any activity where you are gripping and twisting can cause the tendons around your elbow to swell — this can lead to pain not only in your elbow, but also other parts of your hand and arm. The good news is that with some basic home remedies, you may begin to see and feel some relief.

However if the pain worsens or lasts over a long period of time, you may want to seek the advice of a medical professional, such as a physical therapist. A physical therapist can work with you to help strengthen these muscles so that your current incidence of elbow pain goes away. Physical therapy for elbow pain can also prevent it from recurring.

Between home remedies and physical therapy, your elbow pain can be alleviated.

[ Related article: How Does Physical Therapy Help With Pain Management? ]

Some different measures to alleviate elbow pain and try at home include:

REST

In many cases, simply resting your arm and elbow may help ease the pain. If the pain was caused by too much of a certain motion, avoiding this motion while giving your body a chance to heal will help.

ICE PACKS

Utilization of ice packs to the pain zone would decrease the swelling which is the essential driver of the pain in this case. The cool temperature will help diminish the swelling and help with healing.

SUPPORTIVE DEVICE

A supportive device such as taping the area to restrict movement, or a brace for support may offer some relief. Restricting movement of the painful areas can help your body with the healing process.

Physical Therapy For Elbow Pain

If you find following the above home remedies do not help in treating your elbow pain, you may benefit from the guidance offered by a physical therapist and physical therapy methods.

To schedule an evaluation for any elbow pain you may be experiencing, contact us today.

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