Now that the U.S. Open is in it’s Semi-Finals, some players are healing injuries in Physical Therapy right now. In fact, Physical Therapy is proven to be just as effective healing an elbow injury as surgery in some cases. One common tennis injury is of course tennis elbow. Elbow injuries make it extremely difficult to use your arms and lift normal everyday objects.
Elbow pain is a huge disrupter in a person’s life and physical therapy, through a combination of stretching, exercise, and therapeutic modalities like massage, heat, ice, and ultrasound, is able to alleviate this pain while making the elbow stronger.
The elbow is easily irritated especially with a sudden increase in activity. Now with summer upon us, many people suffer elbow injuries by introducing new outdoor activities. The best advice that I can give is to start slowly and build the elbow up to intense activity. This way you elbow can get used to the new activity.
Athletes from Serena Williams to Kobe Bryant have all sustained elbow injuries. In many cases, these sorts of injuries are derived from introducing the elbow to new movements after a period of inactivity.
Today more than ever, Physical Therapy is being used as the main treatment for elbow pain and injuries. Proven jsut as effective as surgery for a variety of elbow conditions, physical therapy for the elbow can help you eliminate your injury while simultaneously getting the elbow stronger to prevent further injuries.