3 Causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome


Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Elbow Pain Atlanta GAIf you are experiencing a “pins and needles” sensation in your ring finger and little finger, have weakness in your hand and a loss of sensation or numbness in your hand along with pain in your forearm, you could be a victim of cubital tunnel syndrome. This condition involves the ulnar nerve. When you hit your “funny bone,” you are actually irritating not a bone, but the ulnar nerve.

The ulnar nerve runs along the inner side of the elbow. Your arm has three major nerves including the ulnar nerve. This nerve extends from your neck to your hand ending in your fingers. Any constriction of the nerve along this path can cause problems. When the compression occurs at the elbow it is called “cubital tunnel syndrome.” Here are three common causes of the condition. (more…)

Surgery-Free Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Tennis Elbow

Rehab for Tennis Elbow Atlanta GAYou don’t have to play tennis to fall victim to the overuse injury known as tennis elbow. It’s caused by an inflammation of the tendons in the elbow, and everything from swinging a tennis racquet to cutting up veggies in the kitchen can cause it, triggering pain that radiates from your elbow down to your hands and wrists.

One of the best ways to manage the pain and symptoms of tennis elbow is to utilize an individualized rehabilitation program like the ones provided at Sovereign Rehabilitation. Our use of manual and aquatic therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation (a technique that retrains injured muscles to work properly), and more will help to reduce pain, inflammation, and joint weakness, and speed up your recovery.

Tennis Elbow Treatment


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Tennis Elbow

Atlanta Physical TherapistsWhile tennis elbow affects many tennis players (hence the name), it is actually a classic repetitive strain injury that is common among those who use their forearm muscles in a repetitive motion. Painters, carpenters, and plumbers are all examples of those whose job related activities can cause tennis elbow. Inflammation of the tendons on the outer elbow cause the pain associated with tennis elbow. Sovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company that offers exceptional physical therapy and rehabilitation services to those suffering from tennis elbow.

Tell tale symptoms of tennis elbow are tenderness on the outer bony part of the elbow, morning stiffness with persistent aching, and pain that worsens (often with sharp pains) when grasping or holding an object. It is important to seek medical care for tennis elbow because if the condition continues without treatment it can lead to loss of motion or function of the elbow and forearm. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we have a number of certified manual therapists on staff that offer their expertise to increase treatment efficiency and patient care. Our physical therapists offer a variety of therapeutic treatment options including aquatic therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and more.