Physical Therapy for Tennis Elbow Espanola NM

Local resource for physical therapy for tennis elbow in Espanola. Includes detailed information on local physical therapists that provide access to ultrasound treatments, tennis elbow massages, manual therapies, reflexology therapies, alternative therapies, and strengthening exercises, as well as advice and content on tennis elbow swelling reduction.

Concentra Medical Center
(505) 747-0570
706 la Joya St
Espanola, NM
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Foot and Ankle & Associates
(505) 661-0123
2101 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Tlc Therapy
(505) 662-1101
400 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
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Physical Therapist

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Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Inc
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo
El Llano, NM
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Espanola Sports Medicine Pa
(505) 753-6550
706 D La Joya Street
Espanola, NM
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Rocky Mountain Orthopedics
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo Dr
Espanola, NM
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Rebound Physical Therapy
(505) 662-2225
4717 Quemazon
Los Alamos, NM
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Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Plus Inc
(505) 662-3384
1350 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Espanola Therapy Ctr
(505) 753-1596
735 Vietnam Veterans Room
Espanola, NM
 
Rocky Mountain Ortho
(505) 747-3333
518 West Pueblo Dr
Espanola, NM
 
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Physical Therapists Lend a Hand to Patients with Tennis Elbow

"Put 'er there, pardner!" With that phrase comes a hand-crushing handshake grip. For the patient with tennis elbow, it also comes with a jolt of elbow pain.

Relief may be close at hand. A study done by doctors and physical therapists compared two forms of treatment for tennis elbow. This condition is also called lateral epicondylitis. Lateral means outside, so all patients had pain along the outside of the elbow.

Group one received wrist manipulation twice a week for up to nine sessions over six weeks. The manipulation was stopped if the painful symptoms went away. Group two had a more traditional physical therapy program with ultrasound, massage, stretching, and strengthening. The same number of sessions was allowed. Both groups were treated by physical therapists.

Results were measured after six weeks using patients' own view of their overall progress. Patients could rate their results on a scale from "complete recovery" to "much worse." Pain, grip force, and activity level were also noted.

The group receiving the wrist manipulation had the better success rate (62 percent compared to 20 percent in the therapy group). Pain in the wrist manipulation group was also much less. All other measures were equal.

The small number of patients (28 total between the two groups) makes this a pilot study. This means they are testing out the idea to see if it's worth studying in greater depth. The researchers think the results can be used now to guide treatment. Th...

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Physical Therapy for Tennis Elbow: What Works Best?

Physical therapists often treat patients with tennis elbow, known as lateral epicondylitis. Finding the best treatment for this problem is a goal among therapists. In this study, physical therapy researchers report on the use of two treatments for patients with tennis elbow.

In one group, just the elbow was treated with ultrasound, massage, stretching, or joint mobilization. In a second group, patients received treatment of the elbow and manual therapy for the neck. Manual therapy of the neck included passive joint motion and muscle energy techniques.

The therapists report equal results for both groups. The added manual therapy of the neck did not seem to make a difference in patients' final outcomes. However, patients getting treatment to the neck and elbow had fewer visits.

This is the first long-term study of its kind. This type of study looks at current treatment practices and finds the most effective treatment method. Physical therapy helps tennis elbow in about 80 percent of all cases. Treatment with manual therapy to the neck may be more efficient.

Reference: 

Joshua A. Cleland, DPT, OCS, et al. Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy to the Cervical Spine in the Management of Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Retrospective Analysis. In Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. November 2004. Vol. 34. No. 11. Pp. 713-724.

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