Why does my elbow or arm hurt?
Shoulder instability or dislocation
Biceps tendon rupture
Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)
Broken arm or fractured arm
Valgus extension overload (VEO)
Signs & Symptoms of an Elbow or Arm Injury
Swelling, throbbing, redness, or numbness on the tip or back of the elbow
Pain when you push with your fingers on the tip of the back of the elbow
Pain when leaning on the arm, as when the arm is resting on an armrest or on the edge of a desk or table
Stiffness in the elbow joint, and difficulty bending the elbow
Tightness, stiffness, or cramping in the arm.
A grinding or catching sensation at the elbow.
Tenderness to touch. The area also may be swollen or feel hot.
Numbness in the elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand
Intermittent pain, numbness, and tingling brought on by sustained bending of the elbow
Tenderness on the inside of the elbow where the nerve is close to the surface
Difficulty gripping and holding on to objects
Pain along the inside of the forearm with wrist, hand, or elbow movements.
Pain or numbness and tingling that radiates from the inside of the elbow down into the hand and fingers, with gripping or squeezing movements..
How Do We Treat Elbow and Arm Pain?
At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your elbow or arm injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your elbow or arm pain. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.
Patient Success Stories
“Early this year I was being treated at Iron PT for tennis elbow. When I was injured again, I didn’t consider going anywhere else.
I actually look forward to my sessions. Iron PT has been extremely helpful in strengthening my knee and creating flexibility. My DPT has given me confidence to move ahead with my recovery, and I am "ahead of the game" because of her efforts.”
- John, Golfer
Holly has had a long journey to manage her Rheumatoid Arthritis. After therapy at Iron PT, she said:
“The body’s ability to adapt is pretty incredible. Not only can your body physically adapt, but your mind can as well. All these years later, I do almost everything just as I would if I had full range of motion in my right elbow. Of course there are limitations, but nothing I can’t overcome, or accept the challenge of figuring out a way around it.”