Strengthening Exercises. Your physical therapist will determine which strengthening exercises are right for you, depending on your specific condition, as your pain subsides. You may use weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, and other types of resistance training to challenge your weaker muscles. You will receive a home-exercise program to maintain your arm, forearm, elbow, and hand strength long after you have completed your formal physical therapy.
Patient Education. Education is an important part of rehabilitation. Your physical therapist may suggest adjustments to how you perform various tasks, and make suggestions to improve your form and reduce any chance of injury. Adjustments made in your golf swing, throwing techniques, or work tasks can help reduce pressure placed on the tendons in the forearm region.
Functional Training. As your symptoms improve, your physical therapist will help you return to your previous level of function. Functional training will include modifications in specific movement patterns, promoting less stress on the medial tendons. As mentioned previously in patient education, you and your physical therapist will decide what your goals are, and safely get you back to your prior performance levels as soon as possible.