Relief from Tennis Elbow
At Paradigm Physical Therapy our team can help identify and relieve the source of your elbow pain. Our treatment program uses a combination of different techniques to reduce pain, correct muscle imbalances, and improve strength.
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a condition that affects the elbow, wrist, and hand. It occurs when tendons in the elbow become irritated and inflamed.
It's called tennis elbow because it's most common in people who play tennis. However, less than 5% of all cases of tennis elbow occur in people who play the sport. The cause is not completely understood but repeated use of the affected arm is commonly involved.
Signs/Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
The most common cause of tennis elbow is excessive use. This can happen suddenly when playing sports, lifting weights etc., but it often develops gradually over weeks or months due to repeated stress on your muscles around the wrist and elbow over time.
Symptoms may include:
- Radiating pain that travels from your elbow to your forearm and wrist.
- Weakness in the arm wrist or hand
- Stiff elbow
- Increased pain with daily activities
A Paradigm Physical Therapist team member will ask about your symptoms and medical history. They will also test your range of motion and muscle strength. If they suspect you have tennis elbow, they may order an X-ray or MRI to rule out other conditions. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, we will develop a treatment plan. This may include exercises, stretches, and physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around the elbow. With time and proper treatment, most people with tennis elbow can return to their normal activities without pain.
How To Avoid Reinjury of Tennis Elbow
To avoid reinjury of Tennis Elbow:
- Allow the tendons to fully heal
- Continue approved exercise to ensure proper muscle strength and joint mobility is reached.
- Change repetitive motions in jobs and hobbies if you can
Improperly returning to a sport or activity can cause reinjury and set your elbow pain cycle off again. A physical therapist can make sure your elbow is strong and ready for action, allowing you to make a full recovery.
Did you know?
In the state of Texas you can be evaluated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician or healthcare professional. Patients can be seen for 15 days without a referral.
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Patient-Centered Physical Therapy Services
We provide high-quality outpatient services for people living throughout Odessa Midland, including those who are suffering from orthopedic injuries or chronic conditions affecting the elbow.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Elbow Pain
Paradigm Physical Therapy can help people with tennis elbow gently heal the affected areas, build muscle strength, and avoid further injury. We will work with you to identify the cause of your tennis elbow and help you to create exercises that are tailored to suit your specific needs. In addition, we will provide one-on one guidance that will help you to heal your injury faster by taking the strain away from your elbow joint.
Why Choose Us?
If you're suffering from elbow pain, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Physical therapists. Our goal is to help you reduce or eliminate your elbow pain so that you can get back to doing the things you enjoy. If you have questions about elbow pain or your treatment options, we’ll be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
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