Throwing elbow

A throwing elbow can be caused by trauma, but also by repeatedly throwing with an incorrect technique. Physiotherapy can reduce the symptoms of throwing elbow through specific advice and physical treatment.


The causes of a throwing press elbow can vary. There may be trauma, or an improper pattern during throwing. Often there is a strain or tear in the medial collateral ligament of the elbow. This ligament is a band that is located on the inside of the elbow and gives stability to the elbow, which is important for example during the throwing of a ball, but also during heavier activities such as housework.


In the case of a throwing elbow, there is especially pain on the inside of the elbow. The symptoms occur particularly during throwing while playing sports. Besides pain, the elbow can also feel unstable.


Usually elbow symptoms occur due to trauma or after throwing a ball for a long time. Physiotherapy can ensure that your recovery is as successful as possible.


The therapists of Fysiofitaal Tilburg can diagnose your elbow. They do this on the basis of an interview (anamnesis) and extensive physical examination. Apart from the general physical examination the therapist will perform a number of specific tests which will show whether or not there is a case of the elbow.


At Fysiofitaal Tilburg a throwing elbow is treated with the aim of reducing pain and improving muscle strength in the elbow region. The therapy consists of giving personal advice, exercise therapy and where necessary mobilization or manual therapy. It is important that in addition to the visits to your therapist you start to work on homework exercises. 

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