A physical therapist can help relieve pain and restore motion and strength to the arm, wrist, fingers, and elbow. The therapist can help with recovery as well as injury prevention and future recurrences of tennis elbow.
Your physician may recommend prescription medication to reduce pain and inflammation. The physical therapist will work closely with the physician to improve circulation, promote healing and help restore full function as quickly as possible.
Expect your physical therapist to:
- Identify the movement(s) that may have actually caused your injury and help you to avoid them.
- Identify weaknesses or joint restrictions and correct them.
- Help reduce pain with treatment techniques and modalities like ultrasound, cold therapy.
- Prescribe a home exercise program.