Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be very slow in coming and very painful when it hits - as if suddenly.  Usually this pain come without any trauma whatsoever.  This usually comes from repetitive use - sometimes we hear of "tennis elbow."  At Eagle Rock Physical Therapy we are consistently striving to use the most current techniques to restore motion around the elbow - and relieve pain and allow for full function.  We have been able to help see the benefits that therapy can have to help people overcome elbow pains and continue living full lives.  
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Many times before have tried various treatments over various amounts of time (years in some cases) to overcome this ailment.  People go about their lives dealing with this pain - unable to lift heavy items, inability to work at a computer without pain, or decreased capability to care after themselves and their family.  

We have found at Eagle Rock Physical Therapy that stretching the radial nerve, and opening the radial tunnel through manual hands-on techniques pain can be relieved, mobility improved, and function restored.  The exercises provided might be enough to stretch the affect radial nerve, but is pain persists, or worsens, seek professional help.  

Inflammation and pain can occur from a radial nerve with no room to move. 

Stretching the wrist extensors and the radial nerve itself maybe help to decreased pain.
Radial Nerve Stretch - This is a good stretch to employ to stretch both the radial nerve and the wrist extensor muscle.  It is also good to move the head back and worth while holding the hand as in the picture.  Hold for 30-60 seconds and completed 3 sets of 3 reps.  
Ulner Nerve Impingement
The ulner nerve crossing the elbow through the cubital tunnel which can become entrapped and painful - releasing this tunnel with manual, hands-on techniques, and also stretching this nerve can help alleviate ulner nerve pain.  
If you have pain on the inside of the elbow - this might be caused by the ulner nerve.  We have been able to help many people overcome this pain with physical therapy alone, and help them avoid the risks of surgery.
ULNER NERVE STRETCH - This is a good stretch for the ulner nerve - just pretend you are making glasses for yourself out of your hands.  
Full supination and pronation is needed to complete all functions of life - if any of these movements are limited, we can help you at Eagle Rock Physical Therapy to regain that motion and return to full function.  
Limited flexion and extension will limit full function in everyday life.  If these movements are limited we would love to help restore that movement at Eagle Rock Physical Therapy.