What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation on the outer part of the elbow. Despite its name, tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players and can affect anyone who engages in repetitive arm motions or activities that strain the forearm muscles and tendons.
What are the causes of Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury. The cause is repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in a series of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence at the outside of your elbow.
What are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
The pain associated with tennis elbow may radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist. Pain and weakness may make it difficult to:
Shake hands or grip an object,
Turn a doorknob, Hold a coffee cup
How Can Hand Therapy Help?
Our Hand Therapist can design a specific treatment program to speed your recovery. Treatment typically involves specific exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons around the injured elbow. The therapist may also use manual therapy, ice or heat treatments, and electrical stimulation. Your treatment plan will vary depending on your age, medical history, and severity of the pain you are experiencing.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
Tennis Elbow Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of certified hand specialists have many years of experience successfully treating Tennis Elbow. We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you with the goal to fully restore your functional abilities.