Physical therapy exercises to treat and prevent tennis elbow
If you’ve ever dealt with tennis elbow before, it’s safe to say that you’d like to avoid it again in the future. Aside from tennis players, many people who work physical jobs, including carpenters, construction workers and plumbers, and people who type/write a lot can also find themselves contending with this overuse injury. Whether it takes you away from your favorite sport or your livelihood, treating tennis elbow should be a serious priority for anyone who is looking for both relief and a return to functioning.
Working with a physical therapist to learn and carry out a program of exercises to treat tennis elbow can eliminate the symptoms and allow you to get back to your full activities of daily living. To help you learn more, we’re happy to share the following informative overview. As you read this over, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team with any questions you may have.
How physical therapy exercises help tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury, and treatment needs to address the factors that are causing the fascia and other tissue in the elbows to be stressed. When you first meet with a therapist, he or she will first perform an evaluation to better understand your injury and treatment history, your mechanics, your lifestyle and any symptoms you may currently be experiencing. With this information, you can work together to develop a treatment plan that includes the following options:
- Manual therapy
- Targeted stretching
- Therapeutic/strengthening exercises
- Biomechanical training
Your therapist can also work with you to implement lifestyle and ergonomic changes including using objects with bigger grips and changing hand position during daily activities. While overcoming tennis elbow and preventing reinjury can have hurdles, it’s important to dedicate yourself to the process. This is why it’s so important to find a therapist who understands your needs and can keep you motivated as you work to find relief and a return to normal activities.
Your partner in tennis elbow treatment and prevention
Patients of any age and background who are looking to reduce the risk of developing or redeveloping tennis elbow can come to Franklin Rehabilitation for the expert care they deserve. We believe in one-on-one care and custom-tailored treatment plans that work for you and your unique needs.
Want to learn more? Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.