I injured my arm and after 2.5 weeks of no improvement, I was desperately trying to find a physical therapist with reasonable immediate availability. Therapydia was the last place I was calling before settling for an appointment with another provider the week after. Josh was amazing in squeezing me in that next day and after my first visit, I finally felt relief in my arm. Aside from being extremely accommodating with my schedule, Josh has exceeded my expectations in his on point evaluation and choices of treatment. I have worked with one other physical therapist years ago and was immediately far more impressed with Josh’s approach and knowledge. Josh is not only a compassionate person, but also a highly skilled physical therapist.

– F.H.

I recommend Therapydia Denver to friends, family and even the occasional stranger I overhear complaining about an injury. Josh, whom I refer to him as The Wizard, took an active interest in fixing the root of my problem rather than just focus on treating the symptoms alone. My typical experiences with other therapists left me feeling lukewarm about therapy. I’d feel better for a bit and then be right back to where I started. My experience with Josh was drastically different. My recovery was quick and most importantly I’ve been educated on how not to repeat the behaviors that created the injury in the first place. It’s changed my life and I can’t thank Josh enough!

– Tina

Casey was very intuitive about customizing a PT program to fit my individual needs. He is great to work with and his staff is excellent as well. Scheduling is easy and we have made remarkable progress on my rehabilitation.

– Marc L.

Elbow Pain Causes

The most common elbow conditions are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is a painful condition that is caused by overuse of your forearm, wrist and hand muscles. Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is also an overuse injury. Although you can develop tennis or golfer’s elbow from playing tennis or golf, anyone can develop these elbow conditions if they repetitively use their wrist, hands, forearm and elbow muscles while on the job or doing the hobbies they love.

Your forearm muscles are joined to the elbow via tendons. These tendons are attached to a bony point on the outside of your elbow, the lateral epicondyle, and tiny tears to the tendon occur when the forearm is overused. Pain starts can start in your elbow and may radiate down your forearm and hand. With golfer’s elbow, your tendons are attached to the bony point on the inside of your elbow (medial epicondyle), and when friction occurs, the bursa sac in the area can fill up with fluid causing inflammation and pain.

Signs & Symptoms

Elbow pain may develop gradually but when acute pain occurs, it is important to take self-care measure immediately. You may be experiencing elbow musculoskeletal issues if you feel the following:

 

      • Pain around your elbow
      • Pain radiating down your forearm and wrist
      • Pain while holding a water bottle or turning a doorknob
      • Weak grip strength
      • Weakness in forearm, wrist, hand or elbow

While some elbow pain may go away naturally, if left untreated, your elbow pain can develop into chronic pain. The first couple of days are critical in treating the source of what’s causing your elbow pain.

Why PT?

Although you may be experiencing pain in your elbow, the core issue of may be in your forearm. To prevent elbow pain from coming back, your physical therapist will complete a complete analysis of your upper limb area to pinpoint the cause of your pain and greatly reduce your risk of chronic pain. Every physical therapy treatment is unique to the individual. Below are some of the treatment methods that may be used to treat your elbow.

    • Manual, hands-on physical therapy techniques to mobilize elbow and wrist joints and massage elbow soreness
    • Custom exercise programs to strengthen forearm muscle and decrease irritation of the tendon
    • Movement education while doing daily activities to improve form
    • Worksite modifications to reduce forearm, wrist and elbow strain

About Therapydia Denver

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on elbow treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Casey McNitt, MPT
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Aaron Page, DPT
    Physical Therapist
  • Cami Hatch, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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