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. Even though 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. Symptoms include pain about an inch below the outside of the elbow and a weakness in the wrist.
Medial Epicondylitis: Golfer's Elbow
Very similar to Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow. This condition is often called “Golfer’s Elbow” as it can occur with repeated bending, flexing, and overuse of the wrist, such as when gripping and swinging a golf club.
Symptoms include pain on the inside of the elbow when flexing or squeezing objects with your hands, as well as weakness in the wrist. Pain may also occur when bending your wrist down or rotating it inwards and up toward yourself. It’s important to identify these issues at the onset and manage them properly before they become worse.
Do you have tennis or golfer's elbow?
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Our physical therapists will diagnose your pain and customize a tennis elbow treatment plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to manage your pain, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
First MCO (NJ)
GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
Horizon BCBS (NJ)
Magna Comp Casualty (Workers' Compensation/NO Fault - NY, NJ)
Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
MedRisk (Workers’ Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM – NJ)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
Northwell Health Clinial Integration Network IPA (NY)
One Call (NY, NJ)
Oscar Health Plan (NY)
Oxford (NY, NJ, CT)
TRICARE (NY, NJ, CT)
UHC Community Plan (NY)
United Health Care (NY, NJ, CT)
Veterans Choice (NY, NJ, CT)
Veterans Administration (NY, NJ, CT)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
Diagnosing Golfer's & Tennis Elbow
Professional physical therapists can help you diagnose that nagging tennis or golfer’s elbow pain. We use the following techniques to find out what the problem is, and how to put you on the best path to recovery.
Tennis & Golfer's Elbow treatment
Professional physical therapists are experts at tennis and golfer’s elbow treatment. We use these physical therapy techniques for ongoing pain treatment or rehabilitation after an injury or surgery.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Health & Wellness Strategies
Convenient physical therapy clinics near you
We provide tennis elbow treatment in Manhattan NYC, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and golfer’s elbow treatment specialist today.