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Physical Therapy Treatment for Nerve Entrapments at Elbow

Many cases of mild-to-moderate nerve entrapment are successfully treated with physical therapy. Your physical therapist will determine the activities that bring on your symptoms and recommend those activities be avoided for a period of time. Remember, the nerve is irritated and at times swollen. If the irritation and swelling can be reduced, the symptoms should resolve.
As your condition begins to improve, your physical therapist will use a hands-on approach combined with exercise to improve the symptoms associated with nerve pain. Each patient will receive treatment tailored to their specific nerve entrapments.

Physical Therapy treatments include:

  • Postural exercises
  • Home and work modifications to reduce repetitive motions
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Exercises to help mobilize the nerves
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Taping techniques

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