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Tennis Elbow? Physical Therapy can help

“Tennis elbow is common among athletes who participate in racket sports, such as tennis and squash and pickle ball because of the high and repetitive forces these sports place on the wrist extensor muscles."

The fundamental goal for physical therapy is to help restore function while managing inflammation and pain.

“The approach is to utilize exercise to help improve the strength, flexibility, and endurance of the affected muscles and tendons,” Other techniques, such as ice massage, electrical stimulation, or bracing may also help control pain and overall swelling and tenderness that comes with Tennis Elbow.

We know that strengthening and flexibility exercises that help treat tennis elbow include, weighted wrist extension, weighted wrist flexion, and weighted wrist rotation, as well as finger extension and finger abduction and adduction, which add to the overall mobility of the wrist, hand, fingers and elbow.

Tennis elbow can happen to anyone who repeatedly uses their elbow, wrist, and hand for their job, sport, or hobby. Physical therapists help people with tennis elbow gently heal the affected areas, build muscle strength, and avoid further injury.

Physical therapists are movement experts. They improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You can contact a Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy LAPT is your specialist for any elbow, wrist, hand or finger dysfunction. We get the help you need. Call us today 512 261-0620

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