MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS TREATMENT AT MAYWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPY & Rehab Center WITH THE USE OF SHOCKWAVE ESWT AND STA (Stabilizing Therapeutic Activation) System© / ECCENTRIC EXERCISES
Treatment consisted of 5 sessions of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) at 2,000 shocks at 10HZ at an Energy ranging from 3.0-3.5 Bar. The treatment plan also consisted of proper STA/ Eccentric Exercises as outlined below.
Patient is a 64-year-old male with complains of chronic pain and tenderness at medial right elbow after years of manual labor from work as a mechanic. Patient's pain began in October 2016 and has become worse and intolerable since. Patient reports he received a cortisone shot on 11/28/16- with little and/or momentary effect. Patient has trouble heavy lifting, performing house work, performing work duties, and occasional episodes of pain withactivities of daily living.
|Medical History:||Hight Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arthritis, Measles|
|Diagnostic Testing/Imaging:||Patient reports receiving X-Ray (-)|
|Complicating Factors:||Works Long Hours|
|Mental Status/Cognitive Function Appears Impaired?||No|
|Current Medications:||Benicar 20 mL, Atorvastatin 20 mL|
|Patient Goals:||To be able to work pain free.|
END OF TREATMENT SESSIONS: Patient. was able to complete treatmentsession w/ithout of pain or difficulty. Patient. able to perform therex for improved upper extremity function w/ithgood tolerance. Patientwith good tolerance of manual interventions.
GOALS MET: 95% | Patient will improve all rightelbow and wrist MMT to 5/5 in order to perform work duties without difficulty. | 5% | Patient has 0/10 pain at all times in rightelbow to perform house work withouto difficulty.
“I have been going to Maywood Physical Therapy for approximately four months now. I want to express how professional, friendly, and courteous the entire staff has been. I can't say enough about how well they treated me and the attention given to treatments. I received several treatments including shock wave, electrical stimulation, massage, acupuncture, and physical exercise to relieve tendinitis in my elbow. I estimate that the progress of improvement is 99.8 percent. I would highly recommend Maywood Physical Therapy to anyone needing physical therapy. I couldn't ask for better treatments.”