Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can have a variety of common origins and manifest itself on the outside, inside, or back of your elbow.

Your pain can prevent you from enjoying an active lifestyle, whether it is brought on by an injury or a recurrent task. You can regain your flexibility and lessen the pain with physical therapy.

Common causes of Elbow Pain

Some of the common causes of elbow pain include:

    • Overuse/ Repetitive task

    • Injury,

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Tennis elbow

    • Golfers elbow

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    • Elbow ligaments tear

    • Tendonitis

    • Bursitis

Risk factors of Elbow pain

Elbow pain can affect anyone at any age.

However, the subsequent factors can raise your likelihood of experiencing elbow pain:

  • playing a game that requires frequent elbow use (tennis, baseball, golf, etc.)

  • working a profession that requires frequent elbow flexion (factory worker, construction worker, anything that requires a lot of computer use)

Physical Therapy for Elbow pain

To find the best course of therapy for you, our consultant physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation. The individualized therapy programme could include:

  • Manual Physical Therapy

  • Cold and heat therapy

  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Individualized workout regimens

  • Instruction on appropriate activities

Goals of Physical therapy

Your consultant physical therapist's plan of care for elbow pain can have benefits beyond pain alleviation, including but not restricted to:

  • Improved efficiency

  • Improved mobility

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Increased mobility and flexibility

  • Enhancement of tissue stability and extensibility

Depending on the severity of the condition, individuals undergoing physical therapy might anticipate their recovery taking between weeks and months.

Exercises for Elbow Pain

Wrist Turn

Hold out your hand with the palm up while bending your elbow at a straight angle. Slowly rotate your wrist such that your palm is now pointing downward. Hold for five seconds, then gradually let go. Perform three 10-rep sets.

Wrist turn with weight

While holding a light weight (such as a can of beans), perform exercise 1 again.

Elbow bend

Stand up straight and swing your arm to the side. Slowly raise your arm till your hand is on your shoulder. For 15 to 30 seconds, hold.

Ten times in total. In order to strengthen your biceps and triceps, which is beneficial for a biceps rupture, you can also utilise a light weight.

Wrist flex

Gently bend your wrist down while keeping your arm straight in front with your palm facing downward. Press the hand that is stretched back toward your body with the opposing hand and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Adjust your wrist.

Use the hand that is stretched to gently bend it backward while pulling the fingers back with the other hand. For 15 to 30 seconds, hold. With each wrist, perform three sets. This exercise is very beneficial for tennis elbow, and beginning it with the palm up is beneficial for golfer's elbow.

Palm lift

Put your hand down on the surface and extend your fingers. As the bottom hand tries to pull up, place your other hand 90 degrees across the knuckles and push down. Your forearm muscles should start to contract. Swap hands once more.

Schedule your appointment now

If you are ready to get rid of your elbow, Writs and hand pain, approach your Consultant Therapist Prof. H. M. Asim now and contact IMC Rehab Services to find out more about how physical therapy can help you live pain-free if you're prepared to reduce (or even eliminate) your elbow pain.