Elbow physical therapy allows you to take the steps needed to get back in whatever game you play with full use of your arm and equally functional mobility. Tennis elbow is an injury that happens when the tendons and muscles connecting your forearm to your elbow get overused or used improperly. This mostly causes soreness and tenderness, as well as a weakening of your grip, which is a common side effect for tennis players. After your injury, it probably becomes harder to do a number of physical tasks with your injured arm without a healthy round of physical therapy (PT).
The name “tennis elbow” was coined because it seemed that tennis players were the ones who more readily developed this condition. It’s used at times to explain some other sports injuries as well, like those that often occur to baseball players and golfers. While not life-threatening, it may be career-threatening if you have a career in these sports.
Also, if you have a job that involves a lot of repetitive use of your forearm muscles, you may easily injure your elbow at work in a way that mimics tennis elbow. On its own, tennis elbow isn’t usually severe. Problems mount, however, when you don’t get the proper treatment.
The best step to take is to visit Tri Physical Therapy for a treatment regimen so that your tennis elbow doesn’t become chronic. If you treat it promptly and properly, you can avoid surgery or another long-lasting injury.