Elbow injuries hurt like hell and completely take away your ability to function normally. With an elbow injury, you realize how much you use the elbow and not having access to its use, it is definitely harder to function. This is why Howard Beach Physical Therapy can help you get your elbow repaired and back to its full strength.
During the summer season, there are a lot of ways to hurt one’s elbow as playing and exercising outside is a favorite activity. With the 2014 U.S. Open in session, who isn’t going to want to watch or play a little tennis. For Tennis elbow and Golf elbow, Howard Beach physical therapy can help. For tendonitis in the elbow, physical therapy can help.
Also, with the advent of the baseball season many athletes are getting back into throwing practice. Making sure the elbow ligaments stay strong and agile is essential to not getting injured. If you are suffering from a strained UCL, then physical therapy can also help.
What Will I Do In Physical Therapy?
The goal for your elbow treatment is to make it both stronger and more flexible and just as importantly, make sure it does not get re-injured. We do this well by having a plan.
Your first visit, you will come in for a consultation with one of our trained physical therapists who will create an individualized treatment plan for you. If your elbow is moderately to severely injured, we’ll begin by regular therapeutic treatments such as ice, massage, and soft electrical stimulation.
As you begin to feel better, the next step is to correct the weakness, the stiffness, and the soreness of the elbow by various stretching and strengthening exercises.
What Types of Injuries Does Physical Therapy Help?
Certain elbow injuries are shown to recover from physical therapy just as well as surgery. This may include injuries like tennis elbow, golf elbow, chronic elbow tendonitis, and UCL tears. Before looking into surgery, physical therapy is the first step to try.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy is specialized in helping patients recover from elbow injuries so that they can get back to their sport and daily life as quickly as possible. Located in Howard Beach, Queens, and close to the Ozone Park and Richmond Hill areas, Cross Bay PT is here to help! Please Call (718) 835-0084 today and schedule a consultation with one of our trained physical therapists.
By Benjamin Bieber