Elbow Pain

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Dr. Charles Ferruzza, PT, DPT, ATC, USAW,
Owner and Founder of RX Physical Therapy

Is Elbow Pain Making It Difficult to Lift Weights, Carry Groceries, Play Tennis/Golf/Pickleball, or Carry Out Your Regular Work or Home Duties?

Does this describe you?

We Are Here to Assist You in Finding Long-Term Solutions!

We Commonly Treat the Following Elbow Conditions:

The Most Common Causes

1. Injury is caused by the repeated use of the same muscle groups without adequate mobility work or recovery time; a sudden impact or load on the tissue.

2. Impaired Mechanics: joint stiffness or decreased muscle flexibility leads to decreased range of motion; weakness and muscle imbalance

3. Chronic compensations: a previous injury or fear of future injury can cause avoidance of activity in certain muscle groups while overuse of other tissues occurs.

RX Physical Therapy Approach

1. Breaking the cycle of pain requires education, manual therapy, and increased tissue mobility.

2. Improve the mechanics of the area’s joints, muscles, and nerves during daily functional tasks as well as exercise/sport-specific activities.

3. Load the tissue to increase strength, power, and endurance, ensuring that the tissues are ready for all desired demands without fear of re-injury.

RX Physical Therapy Approach

Important Concepts to Understand

1. Tissues mend. The body is designed to repair itself, but occasionally our system becomes stuck in the inflammatory phase of tissue repair and requires assistance to progress to the recovery phase.

2. The true cause of pain is frequently unrelated to x-ray and MRI imaging results. On imaging, tissue damage that causes no pain or functional limitations is possible. It is also possible to have pain with no visible findings on imaging, which is usually caused by nervous tissue oversensitivity.

3. Soreness after exercise is not desirable, but it is not always a cause for concern. True strength gains necessitate a system overload, which causes micro-damage. When that tissue heals, it becomes thicker and stronger than before. Soreness should be used to determine whether the tissue is ready to take on more load, whether it should remain at the current level, or whether training intensity should be reduced until the tissue is more prepared.

4. Through good education, proper mechanics, and progressive tissue loading, it is almost always possible to return to previous/desired activities.

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You dont have to sacrifice the sport you love over problems that can be fixed. 

Dr. Charles Ferruzza, PT, DPT, ATC, USAW, CF-L1
Owner and Founder of RX Physical Therapy

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About RX Physical Therapy in North Jersey

34+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Samnicole R.

“Charles possesses a thorough understanding of what it means to move well. To be frank, I initially consulted with him due to a double knee injury with lower expectations. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong! Not only did we work diligently and thoughtfully over months to completely resolve my issue, I am moving with more mobility and stability than ever before. I believe everyone could sincerely benefit from a course in physical therapy with Dr. Ferruza whether they are currently injured or not. I also feel that I understand my entire body better as a result, and that continues to be my most valuable outcome.”

- Jake H.

“I came to RXPT lacking serious overhead mobility and stabilitY leaving me with a lot of shoulder pain. Over the past 8 months working with Charles I can confidently say not only am I pain free, but I move so much better. It really is a night and day comparison. Charles also makes you feel important customizing your plan to you. Unlike most PTs, you feel like your protocols are custom fit to your needs and that level of trust and comfort has made all the difference.”