Elbow Tendinitis is an overuse injury. It usually occurs after a sudden increase in activity. Golfer’s elbow and Tennis elbow are different types of elbow tendinitis, where pain is often experienced on the outside of the elbow and sometimes in the wrist or forearm.
Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, outdoor summer sports like golf and tennis are on the rise. A long winter of inactivity means that muscles and tendons of the elbow can be initially overwhelmed by the repetitive motions of these sports. This leads to elbow tendinitis and weeks of elbow pain.
When noticing your elbow pain, there are a few things that you can do right now to decrease the chances that the pain will get worse. Right now, you might not be able to lift certain items without pain or bend your elbow in certain movements without pain but with Physical Therapy, we can put you on the path to recovery and pain relief. Until your first physical therapy session, the best thing to do is prevent any further elbow damage.
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.