Like any other complex part of the body, there are a variety of things that can go wrong for the elbow. These conditions may come from a variety of cause, and affect the elbow in different ways. Some of the most common elbow conditions are bursitis– inflammation between muscles, tendons, and bones- and arthritis, a condition where bones rub against each other. Muscle strains in the elbow are also common. When visiting a physical therapist for pain in the elbow, the physical therapist will closely evaluate your symptoms to develop a recovery plan accordingly. Depending on the results, the physical therapist will recommend the appropriate techniques to properly heal the elbow. Most commonly, the physical therapists will recommend certain stretches to help increase range of motion, reduce swelling, and restore strength. Other methods may include temperature therapy as well depending on the diagnosis. Physical therapists can also help those recovering from elbow surgeries to assist in the rehabilitation stages.
At The Physical Therapy Experience, we provide high quality physical therapy care for elbow conditions, and many other types of pain. We take pride in helping our patients feel better, and live their lives to the fullest. We have two offices on Long Island, conveniently located in Oceanside and Smithtown. Both offices are always welcoming new patients so don’t delay; call The Physical Therapy Experience today!