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The elbow can be a source of a lot of pain and mobility restriction for people. The elbow has 2 major joints, one of which is a hinge joint to allow flexion/extension, and the other is a pivot joint to allow pronation and supination (turning the palm up or down).  Elbow pain can be localized at the elbow and/or refer down into the forearm or hand. This can develop from overuse injuries, like Tennis Elbow, or can be from nerve entrapments in muscles around the area.  The elbow can also become very stiff and hard to regain motion in if injured. This can lead to compensatory motions developing at the wrist, shoulder or trunk, thus, contributing to more injuries down the road.

Common Injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Fractures

  • Ligament Tears/Sprains

  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis

  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow

  • Little League Elbow

  • Nerve Entrapments

How Can PT Help?

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Soft Tissue and Fascial Release/Mobilization

  • Return-To-Sport Training

  • Individualized Exercise Programs

  • Modalities (heat, ice, TENS unit, ultrasound)

  • Muscular Facilitative Taping

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