There are many different conditions and injuries that can impact a person’s elbow. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the more common elbow conditions and injuries we treat at Ortho Rehab Specialists.
Common Elbow Conditions
Here are a handful of elbow pain conditions and injuries that we commonly see in patients:
- Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow. These conditions are repetitive stress injuries to the elbow that result from repeated motions (such as those performed during tennis and golf).
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Similar to the more commonly known Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a result of pressing or stretching the ulnar nerve, which runs through the elbow – also known as the “funny bone.”
- Elbow Dislocation or Fracture. These injuries can result from acute car accident or sporting injuries, as well as simple slip and fall incidents.
- Elbow Arthritis. Arthritic conditions tend to develop over time with normal wear and tear as the body ages. In the elbow, arthritis can cause pain and reduce range-of-motion.
Minneapolis Elbow Physical Therapy
Whether you’ve injured your elbow in a car or sports accident, or you’ve developed a degenerative condition, physical therapy can help. Many patients with elbow pain initially turn to medications to relive pain. Pain meds, injections, and even surgery can all help reduce elbow pain depending on your situation, but physical therapy is a key treatment factor as well. While these treatment methods can work wonders in reducing your elbow pain, physical therapy is instrumental in improving your elbow mobility and range-of-motion. This is why many surgeons refer their patients out to a qualified physical therapist after elbow surgery.
The experienced physical therapists at Ortho Rehab Specialists have over two decades of experience treating patients for elbow conditions and injuries. Our Edina and Minneapolis rehabilitation specialists offer direct access to physical therapy, so you don’t need to obtain a prescription from your primary physician. Make your appointment today with one of our Twin Cities physical therapists and see how a strategic physical therapy plan can help reduce your elbow pain and increase range-of-motion.