Playing tennis either in a match or just simply practicing this type of sport may involve most of your joints. Tennis elbow often occurs after a strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearms. This can be treated with Physical Therapy in St. Johns, IN.

Tennis elbow is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis.  It affects both men and women and is more common in the age range of 40 to 60 years old.  Playing tennis can cause tennis elbow symptoms but some physical activities that place a repeated stress on the elbow joint can also result in tennis elbow.

To speed up your recovery from this painful symptom, it is better to undergo a physical therapy treatment, especially in more severe cases.  However, to avoid painful tennis elbow and reduce the other form of injuries when playing tennis, we recommend the following guidelines:

  • Warm Up – it is essential to warm up in any sport activity to prepare yourself for the vigorous activity.  This may consist of a jog, stretches and different moves of your joints in different directions.
  • Hydrate – it is important to hydrate after warming up and finally move into full action with the actual play.  Also, it is vital that you hydrate and replenish your lost fluids when cooling down.
  • Cool Down – Don’t just walk off immediately after the play.  A shower and dry clothes may help you cool down as part of your recovery routine.

If you suffer from injuries due to sports, you better keep in touch with Dr. Keith Pitchford of Great Lakes Orthopedics.  Dr. Pitchford is an orthopedic surgeon in St. Johns, IN who can help with the treatments and rehabilitations of the effects of exercise and sports on the human body.

Call us now at (219) 365-0220 to schedule your Physical Therapy treatments in St. John!