Physical Therapy for Tennis Elbow

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Overview

Current research shows exercises and stretches are more effective than rest alone. Most guidelines support physical therapy especially in the acute phase to assist patients in reducing pain, learning stretches and prevention strategies. Most physical therapy treatments need to be done by professionals.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5  

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There is some potential risk from doing stretches, exercises and typical physical therapy modalities, but they are rare.

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