For tennis elbow, after a few visits to your physical therapist, he or she will give you an HEP. A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. It’s a toolbox that you need to use to take responsibility for your healing process. The following is an example of an early HEP your PT might give you for lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow:
- ice and heat – for pain and inflammation control
- wrist, forearm, and elbow stretches – to maintain range of motion through the healing process
- elbow and wrist strengthening – to increase strength and prevent re-injury
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.
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