Physical Therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of elbow tendinosis. Tendons, which attach muscles to bones, do not receive the same amount of oxygen and blood that muscles do, so they heal more slowly. Physical Therapy modalities help increase blood supply to the tendon thus facilitationg healing and decreasing any swelling or discomfort.
Stage 1: Bend your elbow to 90 degrees and support your forearm on a table with your wrist placed at the edge. Stage 2: Straighten your elbow slightly. Continue to support your arm on the table. Stage 3: Fully straighten your elbow and lift your arm so that it is no longer supported by the table. Step-by-step directions to be followed for each stage
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Avoid heavy lifting or carrying, opening doors or repeatedly shaking hands. Ice. Apply cold to your elbow three times a day for 20 to 30 minutes at a time in the early painful stage and for 20 minutes after active use of your arm. Protect your skin by putting a towel between your elbow and the ice bag. Stretching.
tennis or swimming and can result from any activity that puts the lateral compartments of the elbow under similar repetitive stress and strain (e.g., hammering, turning a key, screw driver use, computer work, and excessive hand shaking).
o Gentle pain-free elbow, wrist and shoulder ROM is started o Compression/ice 4 -5 times daily • Day 7-17 . o More aggressive ROM encourage in and out of shower o Goal for day 17 are 80% of normal elbow ROM o Resume light elbow activities only o continue isometrics and gripping exercises o continue use of ice • Day 18-21
For the complete protocol, please refer to here. Below is the summary and pictures of the tennis elbow rehab program. Always respect your pain! You should only do these exercises when there’s NO PAIN at all ! ⭐ Stage # 1 Exercises. Elbow bent in 90° (If this is painful lean forward and bend your elbow even more). Your forearm should be well supported on your thigh or a table.
going with the program for at least this long. More than seven out of ten people with tennis elbow have no pain and an improved grip after completing this exercise program. 1. Manual Stretching Gentle stretching exercises including wrist flexion, extension and rotation. The elbow should be extended and not flexed to increase the amount of stretch as
Lateral epicondylosis (“tennis elbow”) is a common tendinopathy that has shown improvement following treatment utilizing isokinetic eccentric exercise. A novel exercise was developed for home-based eccentric exercise that has shown promise for use with patients with lateral epicondylosis.