Elbow pain and injuries are commonly found in athletes. These injuries include lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), growth plate injury (little league elbow), and muscle strains. Elbow injuries are not isolated to athletes however. Repetitive use and gripping activities such as typing or gardening can lead to tendinopathy or nerve entrapments causing both pain in the elbow and radiating down the forearm.
At PT Solutions, a physical therapist, occupational therapist or certified hand therapist will perform a full assessment of not only your elbow, but also the rest of your body that could be contributing to your elbow pain. For instance, tennis elbow is not just an elbow problem, as it often results from impairments in your shoulder. Nerve entrapment may be occurring at your elbow, but it could be stemming from neck issues instead. It is important to have a full assessment with your physical therapist to determine the root cause of your symptoms.