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Physical Therapy for Tennis Elbow (“Lateral Epicondylitis”)

Lateral Epicondylitis is often referred to as “tennis elbow”. However, you don’t need to be a tennis player to develop this condition. Whether your tennis elbow symptoms only flare up occasionally or has become chronic pain, physical therapy can help to reduce elbow and forearm pain and help you get back to work, sport, and your regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Professional’s physical therapists are experts in assessing discomfort caused by Lateral Epicondylitis and creating individualized treatment plans that aim to relieve pain, improve the status of your joints, tendons, and muscles, and alleviate your symptoms for the long term.

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What is Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis?

Lateral Epicondylitis is a very common injury to the outside of the elbow tendon where the muscles attach. It is usually caused by overuse or repetitive activity which can break down and inflame the tendon. Although it is commonly known as “tennis elbow”, the injury occurs more often with trade labors that include repetitive strain, impact, and bending in the wrist.

Daily overuse activities such as gripping heavy objects, exerting large amounts of pressure with your hands, or using heavy or vibrating manual tools are primary causes of tennis elbow. If left untreated, Lateral Epicondylitis pain can become more intense and can affect your ability to perform daily tasks like using a computer, getting dressed, or lifting and carrying objects.

Do you have pain from tennis elbow?

Our physical therapists will customize a rehabilitation plan for tennis elbow pain. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

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Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem BCBS (CT)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Cigna/ASH (NY, NJ, CT)
  • CIGNA - Medicare (NY, NJ)
  • Claims Resolution Corp (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ClearComp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ)
  • Clover Health Medicare Advantage (NJ)
  • Comp X (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • Fidelis Wellcare (NJ)
  • First MCO (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Horizon Casualty (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • Independence BCBS (Southern NJ)
  • Magna Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM - Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinical Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY, NJ)
  • Oxford (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Providers Edge Scheduling Group/PESG (Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • QualCare (NJ)
  • Qual-Lynx (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • TRICARE (NY, NJ, CT)
  • United Health Care (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • VACCN (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NY)
  • Workers' Compensation (Various Carriers)

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (MA, NH)
  • Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
  • Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Cigna/ASH (NH)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • MaineCare (NH)
  • Magna Care (MA, NH)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (MA, NH)
  • Medicare (MA, NH)
  • Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
  • ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • TRICARE (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Cigna (MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
  • WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

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Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Most people with Lateral Epicondylitis feel pain on the outside of their elbow and upper forearm, where the forearm muscles connect to the bony part of the elbow.

Other common symptoms of Lateral Epicondylitis include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty or pain with activities that require a grip
  • Extending the wrist or fingers in an upward direction
  • Weakness in your hand, wrist, or forearm
  • A stiff elbow

What Can I Expect from Physical Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis?

At Professional, you and your physical therapist will work together, following a unique treatment plan designed to help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible. Your PT will discuss your concerns with you and examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by Lateral Epicondylitis pain.

Throughout your physical therapy appointments, your PT will:

Assess your source of discomfort and pain

Discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan

Teach you exercises to help relieve symptoms

Offer guidance and support to prevent further damage

Recommend ways to make daily activities more bearable as you heal

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Physical Therapy Treatments for Tennis Elbow

Your PT will prescribe personalized therapy treatments intended to improve range of motion, relieve discomfort, and help your body heal. Some therapeutic techniques our physical therapist may use to alleviate tennis elbow pain include:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Flexibility Training
  • Health & Wellness Strategies

If you are suffering from any elbow pain that may not be related to Lateral Epicondylitis, please visit our primary elbow information page⇒.

Our Commitment to Pain Relief for Lateral Epicondylitis

Professional’s physical therapists are ready to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.

Find the clinic nearest to you⇒ to speak with a Professional physical therapist who specializes in elbow pain and Lateral Epicondylitis today.

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