Elbow Pain

A task or injury that involves one part of your arm, such as your hand, can end up causing everything from finger numbness to elbow pain. The purpose of our arm is to put our hand at different places in space to accomplish tasks – therefore, if we are lacking shoulder mobility, we may require increased motion from our elbow or wrist, causing problems there.

Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain Relief Minnetonka & Wayzata, MN

Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

Pain at the inside or outside of the elbow is typically caused by the tendon attachment putting excessive stress on the bone. Often this is from repetitive motions involving the muscles and tendons of the forearm, such as golf or tennis. Once injured, these tendons take a long time to heal as there is not a lot of blood flow at the bony attachment. Techniques to decrease the tension on the muscles include: trigger point dry needling, myofascial release, and joint mobilization. Once the pain has been reduced, taping can help to continue to promote blood flow to the area, as well as functional strengthening exercises to keep the pain from returning.

Additional Conditions

While medial and lateral epicondylitis are common issues for which patients seek our help, we treat numerous others conditions affecting the hands, elbows and wrists. Among them are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Wrist and Hand Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. We also note the specific hand and arm positions at which you experience pain.

After your evaluation, the first priority is to use manual techniques to get rid of the pain as soon as possible and promote healing. After that, exercises for building strength and range of motion will be added, so that after your physical therapy course of treatment is over, you can maintain your pain free life.

For more Information, Contact Us Today at Minnetonka, MN Center.

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