Tennis Elbow Physical Therapy Fort Collins, Windsor & Surrounding Cities

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is irritation and swelling around the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow, resulting in elbow pain. It typically occurs in active people who play an arm-dominant sport or have a job that requires repetitive motion of their upper extremities. Around 3% of the population experiences tennis elbow within their lifetime. At Colorado in Motion, we offer physical therapy for tennis elbow to help ease the pain and upper extremity dysfunction our patients experience. A physical therapist will include specific upper extremity stretches and strengthening exercises, education on what activities are safe to perform, gentle massage to the irritated muscles and tendons, and strategies to prevent a recurrence. 

Frequent Signs of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is characterized by a burning pain at the outside of the elbow which can travel down to the wrist. Pain will be worse when twisting the wrist and straightening the arm all the way. People with tennis elbow also have swelling over the elbow, making it tender to the touch.  Tennis, playing guitar or other musical instruments, and many other tasks and hobbies can cause tennis elbow. The repeated wrist extension that is involved in some of these activities requires you to use your forearm muscles to powerfully contract to bring your wrist backwards

Solutions for Treating Tennis Elbow

There are several strategies for how to cure tennis elbow. Your physical therapist at Colorado in Motion will listen carefully to your symptoms and how they impact your life. This will allow your physical therapist to work together with you and design an individualized plan to return to the activities you love. Your physical therapist at Colorado in Motion may recommend a brace over your forearm to take pressure off of the tendons, to rest, and to avoid painful activity with the affected upper extremity. When pain and swelling are managed in the area, your physical therapist will work with you on strengthening the muscles in the forearm and wrist to prevent the pain from returning. 

Find Tennis Elbow Treatments Near Me

Between our seven clinics spread across Fort Collins, Greeley, Johnstown, and Windsor, Colorado in Motion is the premier option for the treatment of tennis elbow in Northern Colorado. Our qualified physical therapists will guide you every step of the way to eliminate your elbow pain and return your arm function to normal.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

I am 100% cured. No more numbness in my fingers. I don’t even need to wear my brace at night anymore. Your recommended equipment and posture changes did the trick. Thanks so much!

five stars Rob, Fort Collins Rob, Fort Collins

Our son was 9+ weeks premature and required physical therapy to help with his gross motor skills. Jessica Albers was our therapist and she was wonderful. She gave us the tools to help our son develop and he is now a very active little two year old. We would recommend Jessica to any parents with…

five stars Aaron Biesemeier Aaron Biesemeier

I was referred to CIM for some calf and Achilles issues a few months after a bad strain. I had the pleasure of working with Derek Haverley to resolve it. Derek took time explaining to me how dry needling could help the situation, the results were amazing. It took about 4-5 sessions of dry needling…

five stars Jill Fox Jill Fox

From the very first treatment with Tim I knew I was on the road to recovery. A combination of dry needling, manipulation, home exercises relieved my chronic leg pain caused by a herniated disk. I was in severe pain and limited mobility for more than 3 years. I’ve had 4 treatments and I’m back on…

five stars Joe Joe

Tim has been helping me deal with various running and cycling injuries for a couple of years. They have included hip, back, calf, and knee issues. The at-home exercises he recommended helped so much, and I am now running and cycling pain free. He also recommended a specific strength training program. I am so grateful…

five stars Sheri Sheri

I was in a horrible car accident and had tried many specialized treatments for pain and pain management for more than a year before it was suggested (by a foot doctor) to have Physical Therapy at CIM. Three months ago I started working with David at the College/Harmony facility. What a difference he has made…

five stars Carol carol

Through a combination of dry needling and exercises, Terry had my lower back pain gone within a few weeks. His approach to care is great — educate the patient, give ’em the necessary tools, and the healing happens.

five stars Chris Ketterman Chris Ketterman

Terry is phenomenal. I’m a runner that has been working on a variety of issues for quite a while and I very recently saw Terry. I’ve had chronic Plantar Fasciitis and Terry has gotten it taken care of. His use of ASTYM has been great and my return to running has been much faster than…

five stars Jim Haselmaier Jim Haselmaier

I worked with John Zapanta this fall for joint pain and had terrific results. I was often amazed with the progress made. John’s personality, talent and enthusiasm regarding my recovery made the process more enjoyable than I would have thought possible. I was impressed that he often would follow up with an e-mail with photos…

five stars Cynthia Coogan Cynthia Coogan

I was referred to Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists and saw John. He was very helpful in easing the pain in my shoulder and gave me exercises to do at home in short increments of time that would fit into my schedule, but would still accomplish the goal. He will listen to any concerns, is very…

five stars Carol Metzner Carol Metzner