Physical therapy treatment addresses elbow pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in that region of the body. Elbow pain may also accompany wrist/hand, and shoulder pain. Common causes of elbow pain include repetitive throwing, tendonitis, fracture, or dislocation. Sports injuries from golf, tennis, or baseball can usually affect the elbow due to poor body mechanics during the swinging or throwing motion that may need to be refined and evaluated by a physical therapist. You should seek a physical therapist to relieve your
elbow pain if you have pain with activities on the
inside or outside of your elbow, numbness along
your "funny bone", or stiffness with bending or
straightening your elbow.
When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
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Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.