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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)


Thor, the God of Thunder, swings his mighty hammer repeatedly in the Avengers while trying to save mankind and make the world a better place.  If you and I tried swinging a hammer even half that size for a short while, we would be in a lot of pain and would have difficulty even lifting a glass of water, much less a glowing hammer.

People who use hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other tools that involve repetitive use of the muscles of the wrist and hand are at risk of injury and future disability.  Lateral Epicondylitis, better known as “Tennis Elbow,” is one of the most common injuries that plague construction workers and other laborers who repeatedly use the wrist and hand at work.  Tennis elbow is not just limited to labor intensive jobs and tennis players.  Athletes, people who use computers, and even musicians can suffer from this chronic injury. Tennis elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is injury to the muscles that  attach to the lateral epicondyle of the ulna (elbow).  Common symptoms include dull/sharp pain over the outside of the forearm and elbow with lifting, driving, and other activities using the wrist and hand.  Left untreated, lateral epicondylitis can lead to extensive injury and may require surgical intervention.

Physical therapy is very successful in treating lateral epicondylitis and can help patients avoid surgery and time out of work.  If you or someone you know is suffering from elbow pain either at work or within the home, refer them to Moriarty Physical Therapy for treatment.  Moriarty Physical Therapy may not get you swinging Thor’s Hammer to save the world, but we can eliminate the elbow pain and help you avoid unwanted surgery!

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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