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Sport Injury for The Elbow Ligaments and Tendons

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    Posted: Dec 25 2012 at 12:21pm
Physical therapy main that Strain, and tear for ligament and tendons is one of the common condition that face sport persons

Elbow ligaments and tendons injury is can be happen during play your sports like golf, tennis, and other popular sports by fast or sudden twisting, swinging, trauma or falling down can lead to this kind of injury's and then you will stop you favorite sport
rehabilitation care for this cases can let you back for the sports you love as fast as you can so here we can tell you how to get the best treatment for your case

What's the Cause of Ligaments and Tendons Injury ?

1- Overuse for the ligament in the joint that's happen when repetitive the motion
2- In the cases that there is instability of the joint like dislocation
3- Sport accidents like trauma or falling down lead to over stretching for the ligament or tendons

Symptoms

1- Pain and tenderness on the elbow joint
2- Swelling and pain on palpation
3- Feel of weakness in the joint
4- difficult to move the joint because of pain

Treatment

Physical therapist intervention

Rest
is the first thing that patent must do if he\she are start treatment by surgery for complete tear to the ligament or if there is no surgery you must stop using the injury arm to allow recovery for the ligaments and tendons so you should Stop play sports other ways that physical therapist can do to stabilization for the joint by using cast to limit the motion in the Elbow joint until recovery complete its take one week to 6 month depend on the severity of the cases


Reduce Pain and Swelling
by using Ice and compression with elevation the joint with immobilization the joint to allow healing

Pain free
After pain and swelling physical therapy Goal is to prevent joint stiffness and muscle shortening, weakness so exercise program will be the next step to improve muscle power by strengthening exercise, rang of motion (ROM), balance exercise Notes that exercise must be gradually


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