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Elbow physical therapy

Elbow physical therapy | Treatment of elbow pain

Elbow pain can have different causes, and some of them can be:

1. Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): This is a condition that occurs as a result of overuse of the muscles and tendons in the elbow area, often due to repetitive motions such as tennis strokes, but also other motions that stress the elbow.

2. Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis): Similar to tennis elbow, golfer's elbow causes pain in the inner part of the elbow due to excessive strain on the muscles and tendons.

3. Bursitis: This is inflammation of the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled sac that sits between bones, tendons, and muscles to reduce friction. Inflammation of the bursa in the elbow area can cause elbow pain.

4. Fractures: Injuries such as broken bones in the elbow area can cause pain.

5. Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that can occur in any joint area including the elbow.

6. Inflammation of the tendons: Inflammation of the tendons in the elbow area can be the cause of pain, such as tendinitis.

7. Nerve Compression: Nerve compression in the elbow area, such as cubital tunnel syndrome, can cause pain, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers.

These are just some of the possible causes of elbow pain, and an accurate diagnosis may require a medical evaluation by a specialist such as a general practitioner, orthopedist or physiotherapist.

Elbow physical therapy is a therapeutic approach used to treat a variety of elbow conditions and injuries. This treatment may include a variety of techniques and methods to improve mobility, reduce pain, and promote rehabilitation of the elbow.

Here are some common physical therapy techniques used to treat elbow problems:

1. Exercise therapy: Focuses on strengthening the muscles around the elbow joint to improve stability and mobility.

2. Massage: Massage can help reduce pain, relax muscles and improve blood circulation in the elbow area.

3. Heat Therapy: Applying heat can help relax muscles, reduce pain, and improve blood circulation. Examples include warm compresses or paraffin baths.

4. Cold therapy: Applying cold can reduce swelling, inflammation and relieve pain. Examples include ice packs or cryotherapy.

5. Electrotherapy: This technique uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscles and reduce pain.

6. Traction: This is a technique used to stretch and stretch the elbow joint to improve mobility.

7. Ultrasound therapy: Uses ultrasound energy to stimulate blood circulation, reduce pain and promote tissue healing.

8. Orthopedic devices: In some cases, wearing orthopedic devices such as orthotics can help support and stabilize the elbow during rehabilitation.

These are just a few examples of techniques that can be used in elbow physical therapy. The doctor and our experienced physiatrist will choose the appropriate methods depending on the patient's specific condition or injury in order to achieve the best rehabilitation results. All you have to do is call us.