Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition that results from swelling or inflammation of the forearm tendons attached to the bones. One of the causes of tennis elbow is repetitive motions of the arm and wrist. It is most common in tennis players but also affects other athletes that involve elbow movements.
There are several available treatments for tennis elbow here at Somerset Family Physical Therapy in Somerset, NJ. Physical therapists start with a thorough examination of your elbow. They will provide a plan of exercises that will help you strengthen tendons and muscles.
Physical therapy at Somerset Family Physical Therapy for tennis elbow is beneficial for:
- Relieving pain
- Strengthening muscles and tendons
- Reducing inflammation and swelling
- Reducing the risk of re-injury
- Stimulating your immune system
- Improving circulation to the affected that can help speed healing
Your physical therapists will teach you how to warm up properly and stretch your arms before doing any activities. They have a variety of therapies that will help you heal, improve conditioning, and aid in reducing the risk of re-injuring the arm in the future.