Physical Therapy Treatment Following Elbow Fractures
There are several types of fractures that can occur at the elbow. The most common elbow fractures occur at the olecranon, radial head and distal humerus bone. Some of our patients present to us only after having surgery to reconstruct their elbow, while others present for non-surgical rehabilitation. Because there are nerves that travel close to the elbow bones, our first session will look at your sensation, strength and reflexes to assess if there is any involvement of your nerves.
Physical Therapy treatments include:
- Range of motion
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Joint mobilizations
- Strengthening grip and elbow
- Pain reduction
Special consideration will be taken to the activities you enjoy to make sure you have the elbow strength and range of motion to meet all your goals.
It is common for the neck to refer pain into one’s arm. Patients commonly report a feeling of numbness and tingling that can extend to and even past the elbow joint. We call this cervical radiculopathy or referred pain.
Physical Therapy Treatment for Nerve Entrapments at Elbow Many cases of...
Nerve entrapment occurs when a nerve is compressed by surrounding joints, muscles and tendons and results in irritation or injury to the nerve.