Elbow Shoulder Pain, Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common cause of elbow pain. It presents with pain along the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow. This bony bump provides attachment to the muscles on the back of the arm which play an important role in lifting of the wrist and fingers (extension).
More often tennis elbow is seen in people with sedentary life style when then begin overloading the tendons by undertaking new activities such as exercising at the gym, gardening, lifting a baby etc.
Shoulder pain can happen at any time. Some cases of shoulder pain include trauma such as car accidents or severe falls. Other cases of shoulder pain could happen in sports that require you to reach overhead.
At Active Ayu Life, our physical therapist can help appraise and treat any pain in your shoulder. Our physical therapist may ask you questions about the pain in your shoulder. Our therapist may use a device to measure the mobility and strength in your shoulder called a goniometer. After determining the status of your shoulder, our therapist will begin treatment. This includes having you perform therapeutic activities and exercises in order to regain the strength back in your shoulder. On top of this, you may also have to do home exercises to improve mobility in your shoulder such as pendulum stretches, cross-body reach, and other rotation exercises. If you are looking to treat your shoulder pain and regain shoulder mobility, Advance PT would be more than happy to accommodate your physical therapy concerns. Schedule an appointment today!