For active folks who engage in recreational sports, injuries like tennis elbow are relatively common. Tennis elbow refers to a specific pain where your forearm meets your elbow. Tennis elbow affects muscles and tendons in your forearm usually as a result of repetitive motion.
Sports injuries alone only account for a percentage of cases of tennis elbow. Elbow pain can be a result of computer work, sudden onset from sleeping awkwardly, or no particular cause. In the cases of gradual pain onset, the presence of a mobility issue or muscle imbalance created an environment for elbow pain to occur. Elbow pain can derive from the elbow joint itself, muscle or tendon, or bursa. In the cases of gradual pain onset, the presence of a mobility issue or muscle imbalance can create an environment for elbow pain to occur.
Related conditions include medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, olecranon bursitis, cubital tunnel syndrome, pronator teres syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, and cervical radiculopathy.
Renew Physical Therapy utilizes therapeutic modalities, such as cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. We also use massage and specialized mobilization and taping techniques, as well as therapeutic stretching/strengthening exercises to restore pain-free function.
Renew Physical Therapy is proud to serve Portland-area residents suffering from elbow injuries.
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