How Does Physical Therapy Help With Tennis Elbow?
Despite its name, you don’t have to be a professional tennis player in order to get tennis elbow. In fact, you may have tennis elbow if you are experiencing:
- Pain in the forearm, wrist, and elbow area
- Stiffness in areas of pain
- Increased elbow pain when grasping an object
- Swelling around the elbow
If you’re experiencing any of these pains, it may be time to receive quality physical therapy treatment for tennis elbow.
Physical Therapy Tennis Elbow Treatments
Tennis elbow can be quite painful, but luckily, there are ways to treat it. With a little bit of physical therapy and home remedies, you can find great relief and improvement, allowing you to live your life more comfortably.
At-Home Physical Therapy Exercises
The first thing you can do to help reduce the pain of tennis elbow is to ice the area. A lot of the pain is due to the inflammation of your tendons, and icing it can help reduce the swelling. Icing can also help decrease stiffness in the injured area as well. Icing the area twice a day for 20 minutes is a great start to healing your tennis elbow.
One of the more obvious home remedies is simply resting the injured area. You don’t want to strain your injury any further, so taking a break is necessary for your body to heal. Give yourself permission to take an easy day or two so that your body can get the rest it needs to get back to normal.
In instances of more severe pain, some over the counter anti-inflammatory medications are a good option to help minimize the aching. Or, if you have any Ibuprofen or Aspirin, that can do the trick as well.
Physical Therapy Clinic Treatments for Tennis Elbow
Some tennis elbow injuries will need more care and attention that home remedies can’t provide. That’s where meeting with a physical therapist can help.
There are plenty of benefits to visiting a physical therapy clinic as opposed to taking matters into your own hands. A physical therapist can help you regain strength back into your injured area as well as helping you heal quicker. On top of that, they can give you great medical advice to prevent further injury on top of some basic strength training strategies, making it well worth your time to schedule an appointment.
Another wonderful benefit of meeting with a physical therapist is the variety of tools you have access to in their office. Physical therapy clinics have specialized machines and tools that can be used to gently work an injured area that you typically don’t have access to in your own home.
Why Choose Armada Physical Therapy?
Seeing a physical therapist is going to be the most sustainable option to help alleviate your tennis elbow. Not only will you receive quality, expert care but you’ll be better prepared to avoid repeat injury in the long run. Armada Physical Therapy has 5 physical therapy clinics all located in the Albuquerque, NM, area. Simply find the location that will be most convenient for you.
If you’ve gotten a tennis elbow from playing a sport, then our Sports Medicine program would be very beneficial to you.
Or perhaps your line of work has caused you to have a tennis elbow injury from repetitive motions. The Work Injury Rehabilitation service can help you heal quickly and get back to work as soon as possible.
Come visit our physical therapy office and see why our patients keep coming back to us. We will treat you with the best care you deserve and help you get back to being pain-free.
If you are experiencing other pains besides tennis elbow, our staff can help you with these services as well.