Our shoulders carry many loads throughout our lifetime. They work hard everyday and we don’t even give it a thought - until we experience a shoulder injury.
Tennis Elbow is a common orthopedic issue affecting between 1 and 3 percent of the US population. It typically affects people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Tennis elbow is a wear and tear injury that occurs from damaging the elbow tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the elbow joint. Less than 5% of tennis elbow cases are people who actually play tennis; more often, it happens to those who repeatedly use their elbow, wrist, and hands for their job, sport, or hobby.
Physical therapy plays a vital role in the recovery process after surgery. It assists patients in their journey to heal and return to their active lifestyles. Regardless of the type of surgery, physical therapy is a necessary part of your postsurgical plan.