Physical Therapy in Lyndhurst, NJ
Have you been struggling with pain on the outside of your elbow that just will not go away? Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, can be frustrating in all aspects of life. Whether you work at a desk or have a manual labor job, lateral elbow pain can affect you. If you have been struggling with tennis elbow and are looking for high-quality physical therapy, the Pro Staff Physical Therapy team in Lyndhurst, NJ, has you covered.
Treatment is always specific to each patient and their unique symptoms. The Pro Staff team develops a treatment and care plan based on your preferred activity level and prior experiences to help achieve the quickest recovery. No matter where you are in your treatment, we are here to help.
What Causes Tennis Elbow?
Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is caused by inflammation in the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow. This type of injury is usually caused by repetitive motions that involve the wrist, such as typing or construction work. Pain at the outside of the elbow is very common and can be an acute injury or a chronic condition. Posture, sleep, and nutrition can also affect your chance of developing lateral epicondylitis. When working with a physical therapist, you will be able to identify the specific reason for your elbow pain. You will also be able to develop exercises to help prevent it from happening again.
Common Symptoms of Neck Pain
- Point tenderness and pain at the outside of the elbow
- Weakness in grip strength and wrist extension
- Decreased mobility at the elbow secondary to pain
- Pain going into the forearm or hand at times
How We Treat Tennis Elbow
Lateral elbow pain is addressed first by decreasing the inflammation of the extensor tendon group. This is done through manual therapy targeting the muscles and joints around the forearm and elbow. It is crucial to address any mobility restrictions above and below the site of pain to identify any problematic restrictions. Next, you will work to decrease any provocative motions that may be causing repetitive stress in the first place. This may be simple postural changes or using different tools at work. Finally, getting the tendon back to full strength will be essential. This will involve specific exercises targeting the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Tennis elbow recovery varies for each case. Several factors, including how long symptoms have been present to daily work habits that can affect your recovery time. This issue may be resolved in a few weeks to a few months. It may take longer to address other underlying issues that are causing your elbow pain. When working with our staff, we will ensure you have the best plan to help you heal as quickly as possible.
Get Started Today
Having pain with work-related tasks and not having the strength to grip simple things is very frustrating. If you are looking for physical therapy in the Lyndhurst, NJ, area, check out Pro Staff Physical Therapy. Contact our office at 201-636-2339 to schedule an appointment today.