Elbow Pain In Grand Rapids

Are you finding everyday activities like lifting objects or even holding a cup challenging due to persistent elbow pain? The discomfort might hinder simple tasks or make sleeping on your side uncomfortable. Elbow pain can stem from multiple causes such as repetitive strain or conditions like tennis elbow. The good news is that physical therapy offers effective ways to manage elbow pain naturally, aiding in mobility improvement without the need for surgery. Ready to explore how physical therapy can alleviate your elbow discomfort?

Dr. Tyler using KT technique to help with lateral epicondylitis

Types of Elbow Pain?

  • Rotator Cuff Tear/ Strain
  • Bursitis
  • Post Op
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Ligament Strain/ Tear
  • Fracture
  • Trigger Point/ Muscle Tightness

Anatomy of My Elbow

Think of the elbow as a system comprising three crucial elements: the upper arm bone (humerus), the two bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna), and a network of ligaments. Together, they form the elbow joint, functioning somewhat like a hinge allowing for bending and straightening, similar to a door hinge. Additionally, muscles and tendons around the elbow act as the powerhouse, facilitating various movements and gripping actions, akin to the intricate mechanics of a pulley system. Understanding this system helps grasp the complexity involved in elbow movements and functionality.

Image of muscles in the elbow that are commonly involved in tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

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I started working with Dr. Tyler this past winter and almost immediately began to see improvement in some shoulder/elbow pain I had been dealing with for quite some time. I put this off for far too long and wish I would have made the call sooner. I recommend to all my friends, family, and clients - go see Dr. Tyler! It’s not easy to find a PT who is not only highly knowledgeable but also very personable and truly caring. Thanks for your help, Tyler!
Jordan Kreisman
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