Physical Therapy Vs Tennis Elbow (Short Treatment Guide)

physical therapy vs tennis elbow

The Road to Recovery

A physical therapist can help relieve pain and restore motion and strength to the arm, wrist, fingers, and elbow. The therapist can help with recovery as well as injury prevention and future recurrences of tennis elbow.

Your physician may recommend prescription medication to reduce pain and inflammation. The physical therapist will work closely with the physician to improve circulation, promote healing and help restore full function as quickly as possible.

Expect your physical therapist to:

  • Identify the movement(s) that may have actually caused your injury and help you to avoid them.
  • Identify weaknesses or joint restrictions and correct them.
  • Help reduce pain with treatment techniques and modalities like ultrasound, cold therapy.
  • Prescribe a home exercise program.

Helping You Every Step of the Way…

Exercise and physical therapy is the only long term solution to recover and prevent injury. Once your tendons have started to heal, physical therapy will help you regain strength and endurance. Your physical therapist will assist you during the rehabilitation process every step of the way. Treatment may also include cold therapy to reduce swelling, medications to reduce pain and inflammation and rest.

If you or someone you know has pain in your forearm that interferes with daily activities, ask your physician if physical therapy is right for you. You can also contact us directly and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment right away.

We’ll design an exercise program that is geared towards your specific needs, abilities and goals and help you. Don’t suffer with the constant pain and restrictions of tennis elbow anymore. Contact our office today.

Our goal is to help you. We’ll be your ticket to a speedy recovery.