Arm injuries and pain
Treating elbow injuries
Our experienced team at SSM Health Physical Therapy evaluates and treats elbow injuries and pain, minimizing your downtime so you can return to daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Elbow injuries are often a result of overuse and repetitive motion or stress.
SSM Health Physical Therapy provides expert, compassionate care for pain associated with:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
Regardless of your injury, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery.
If your symptoms don’t improve within the first 10 days, you should seek care with one of our highly trained clinicians. Our team will develop a personalized treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery.
Arm Injuries We Treat
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small fluid-filled sac that support joints. It’s common on the elbow, shoulder, knee or hip. Symptoms of bursitis can include:
- Achy or stiff joints
- Pain when you move or press on the joint
- Swollen or red area
Your treatment plan will focus on strengthening the muscles near the elbow to ease the pain and prevent the injury from recurring. Rest, ice and pain relievers can ease pain from bursitis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a pinched nerve in your wrist. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include:
- Numbness or tingling in your thumb, index and middle fingers
- Pain in the palm of your hand and wrist
- Weak grip
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that includes pressure or stretching of the funny bone in your elbow. Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome can include:
- Pain and numbness in the elbow
- Tingling and numbness in the ring and little fingers
Our certified hand therapists may suggest changes at your workplace or different ways to do your job or daily tasks to eliminate stress to your nerve.
Golfer’s elbow causes discomfort on the inner side of your arm and elbow. Symptoms of golfer’s elbow can include:
- Numbness or tingling in your ring and little fingers
- Pain and tenderness in the inner side of your elbow or forearm
- Weakness in your hands and wrists
Your treatment plan may include soft tissue massage, and elbow, forearm and wrist stretches to help with movement.
Tendonitis of the thumb affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Symptoms of thumb tendonitis can include:
- Difficulty flexing the thumb
- Difficulty grasping or pinching
- Limited motion or weakness
- Pain or swelling at the wrist where your thumb is attached to the forearm
Tennis elbow is the result of damaged tendons on the outside of your elbow. Symptoms of tennis elbow can include:
- Pain that radiates into your forearm and wrist
- Difficulty gripping
- Increased pain when lifting or opening objects
- Stiffness in your elbow
- Weakness in your forearm, wrist or hand